'From the moment you enter the school the welcome, warmth, energy and sense of belonging is palpable. A pupil explained the school was, “fun and full of friends”, and explained that “everyone is made to feel welcome”. The school environment, inside and out, has been created with great care and the displays and resources show this is a school that values and respects everyone.'
'Pupils have a clear understanding of how to look after their physical and their mental health. A pupil explained that mental health was, “...about our brains. How we feel.” Pupils could articulate how they would boost their mood if they felt low and ideas included, drama, music, being with the dog, making something, being active and reading. If pupils have a worry, there are many ways in which they can share their concerns and if needed talk with an adult.'
'The knowledge and passion of the mental health lead is to be celebrated. The mental health lead, along with the senior leadership team, have worked strategically to effect a cultural change to focus on a positive approach to mental health and wellbeing.'
'The wellbeing provision in the school is exemplary and sharing their good practice is recommended.'
Hertfordshire Commissioned School Visit - November 2022
Positive Mental Health
We firmly believe here at Wymondley that is very important to ensure that we do all that we can to ensure that everybody has positive mental health. This is reflected in our Catch-Up Strategy which can be accessed by clicking here.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
Wymondley JMI pupils marked Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 by celebrating their own body positivity and uniqueness. Reception children considered their ‘Magic Hands’ and discussed how they use their hands to learn new skills and look after themselves. KS1 reflected on what they like about themselves and how their bodies help them to learn. KS2 wrote poetry to explore and express positive feelings about themselves.
The whole school enjoyed ‘Wellbeing through Exercise’ workshops from Challenge Sport Education. Focusing on ‘What healthy feels like’ and what our wonderful bodies can do. The children remembered positive body affirmations while exercising. We ended the week by joining in with Place to Be’s ‘Dress to Express’ day.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
We hope the following website links will prove useful to you, your child and your family and there is no better place to start than highlighting to you how important connecting with nature is in improving your mental health. For more information on this please click here and to see it in action with a video of our own nesting birds on the school playground as their chicks hatched on Sunday 10th May please click here.
Books and reading materials can also be really beneficial in developing positive mental health and you can access a list of books for adults by clicking here. The same is also true for children and you can see a list of wellbeing books for children that are available at your local library by clicking here. To add to this there are still a range of mental health materials available from the Children’s Mental Health week in February which you can access by clicking here.
Below there are a number of different website links that will direct you to a range of Mental Health support and resources that you might find useful...
A free service to help young people manage their worries with YOUth - Children & Young People’s Digital Wellbeing Service. Hertfordshire’s children and young people, who are experiencing emotional health problems and/or their parents/caregivers, can now use a new free digital wellbeing service, without the need for a professional referral. Asking for advice and help early, is the healthy, safe and positive choice for having good emotional and mental wellbeing – far better than trying to cope alone with worry and overwhelming feelings. This new free service is for children and young people aged 5-18, who are registered with a GP in Hertfordshire.
Kooth - Free, safe and anonymous MH support