At Kemball School, we aim to promote positive wellbeing throughout our school community. We strive to create an environment where all are healthy, happy and can achieve their potential through opportunities to promote their own positive wellbeing. By learning different techniques, pupils are given the opportunity to recognise their strengths, manage and recognise their emotions. By providing these wellbeing opportunities, we can enable our children to be positive about themselves, emotionally resilient and build skills and tools for life.
In the same way that we look after our physical health, we need to equally look after our mental health. Self-care is about what you can do to help yourself to feel better or to keep yourself feeling good. It is a way that we can look after our own mental health and wellbeing. Research shows that there are 5 simple things that we can do as part of our everyday lives to build resilience and boost our wellbeing. The simple actions are known internationally as the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’. The 5 ways to wellbeing are- Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Give and Take Notice. At Kemball School, we have specific wellbeing afternoons once per half term. Each half term links to one of the 5 ways to wellbeing and in the summer term, we have a full wellbeing day where we celebrate all of the 5 areas to wellbeing. In addition to this, we also promote wellbeing throughout the school by having themed assemblies, PSHE topics that link to wellbeing (see PSHE area of the school website), nurture interventions and wellbeing activities during good morning and goodbye sessions.
As a school, we are proud to have acquired the bronze award for the ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter Mark Award’ which signifies the effective practice and provision that is in place that promotes positive wellbeing for our pupils and staff.
We also explore the ‘Zones of Regulation Model’ across the school. This model explores the four zones someone may be in depending on how they are feeling. The zones are outlined below
· Blue Zone (poorly, tired, bored, moving slowly, sad).
· Green Zone (Calm, proud, happy, focused, ready to learn).
· Yellow zone (frustrated, worried, silly/ hyper/ excited/ loss of some control).
· Red zone (Mad, angry, terrified, loud/yelling, complete loss of control).
Every class has different tools and methods chosen by the class teacher and where appropriate the pupils, to support and implement good wellbeing with their group of pupils.
Pupils at Kemball feel safe and happy and they are resilient and ready to learn. Pupils are encouraged to be self-aware of their own thoughts and feelings and are able to develop strategies to look after their own wellbeing that they can take into adulthood