You want the best for all pupils at Lickey Hills, and you have carefully nurtured a
staff who give high priority to developing pupils’ well-being and happiness as well as
their academic success – Ofsted 2018
Pupil wellbeing is at the heart of all we do here at Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery.
At LHPSN we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
We know that the social and emotional skills that children learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and frame how they will manage their mental health and wellbeing throughout their lives.
Behaviour, nurture, mental health and wellbeing lead: Mrs H. Williams Deputy Head Teacher: I am a trained child mental health first aider and I have a level 2 diploma in Child and Young person mental health and wellbeing. I have a further diploma, level 5 in child Trauma, which allows me to be a lead in Trauma informed schools. I am also a trained Thrive practitioner. These areas run alongside my role in school as the Special Educational Needs and/or Disability coordinator and Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
Pupil Premium Learning Mentor – Miss Z Lynch
As well as being the manager of the Hive before and after school club, I am also the deputy safeguarding lead. I work across school with children of all ages supporting their social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing. I have undertaken a range of training to support the needs of our children including Positive behaviour, bereavement and mental health awareness. I have a degree in Early Childhood studies. I love working with the children and families at LHPSN!
Pastoral learning mentor – Mrs A Lewis (formally Mrs Pennant)
I work with Mrs Williams and Miss Lynch across school to support the needs of the children. I am a trained mental health first aider I also have training in SEND with a special interest in ASD, I have training to support, among other things, children who have experienced loss and bereavement, anxiety and attachment trauma. I have recently completed a Level 3 training course in Young People’s wellbeing.
The children know that when they need someone to talk to, they can come and find me for a smile and a chat.
Mrs A Lewis and Mrs H Williams are both trained Child and Young Person Mental Health first aiders
Mental Health First Aiders in a young person’s life are trained to have the skills and confidence to step in, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, they can speed up a young person’s recovery, stop issues from developing into a crisis, and ultimately save lives.
Mrs H Bowen – KS1 Assistant Head Teacher is an Adult Mental Health first aider
Adult Mental Health First Aiders have:
- An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
- Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
- Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
- Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
- Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix.
Please contact 0121 445 1992 if you need to speak to anyone in the Pastoral team
At our school we:
- help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
- help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
- help children socially to form and maintain relationships
- promote self esteem and ensure children know that they count
- encourage children to be confident and to celebrate their differences
- help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
We offer different levels of support:
Universal Support– To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance developing resilience for all.
Additional support– For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.
Targeted support– For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.
By clicking the following link you will find the ways we can help and support the children and their families with any needs that may arise.
• Health Visiting Teams
• School Nursing Teams
• Breastfeeding Support
We support families, parents, children and young people across Worcestershire to lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.