Telford Junior School is committed to supporting the social and emotional resilience of children. The pressures of society today can impact significantly on children's mental wellbeing. Stress, anxiety, low mood, attachment disorders, depression, eating disorders and self-harming appear to be more common amongst children and young people. The school aims to work with families and social and healthcare professionals to support the wellbeing of the children in our care. We have established arrangements in school to help us achieve this goal, with staff being trained in the delivery of Nurture Provision, Thrive and a range of strategies to support individual children's needs. Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), Natasha Thompson, and Lori Herbert (PSHE Subject Leader, Licensed Thrive Practitioner and Protective Behaviours Specialist Practitoner) are leading the school's work in this area. The schools also commissions support from SEND Supported, a specialist teaching service, and from Snowford Grange Counselling and Psychotherapy, a school counselling service.
World Mental Health Day 2021
The school marked World Mental Health Day with a 'hats off to mental health' parade. The children undertook different activities in their classes to help them understand the importance of good mental health and to give them some strategies to support their own wellbeing. The teachers also ran class assemblies to raise the importance of mental health.