Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Fairfields we care greatly about the well-being of our children. Right from Early Years we promote pupil self-control and the ability to self-regulate, and provide strategies for doing so. This enables the children to become confident in their ability to achieve well, and persevere even when they encounter setbacks. Our children respond calmly and rationally to setbacks and challenges.
We are committed to creating a culture in which talking about how we feel is the norm, and where the personal and social development of all children and young people is supported appropriately so that they can thrive. Our Jigsaw scheme allows time for the children to talk about feelings and develops their emotional Literacy and vocabulary. It teaches them self-regulation, breathing and mindfulness techniques and gives them the information that they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing. Jigsaw is more than a PSHE scheme of work. It provides a structured programme of personal development to nurture the ‘whole child’ and increase learning capacity.
We also offer a wide range of extracurricular activities that support our children to be happy and healthy individuals. They include free sports clubs for all ages, mindfulness colouring and drawing clubs, gardening club, a ‘Wake up Shake up’ morning club and a Nurture Club for those children who need that little bit extra. We promote healthy eating and this is interwoven into our curriculum.
This integrated, whole-school approach to the teaching and promotion of health and wellbeing has a positive impact on behaviour and attainment at our school.