Mental Health & Wellbeing
At Boundary Primary School, we care about your child/children beyond their academic abilities within the classroom and value each child as an individual whilst appreciating the ups and downs of life they each face. The emotional health and well-being of your child is of up-most importance to us, as we want all children that come to our school to be happy and content and to achieve their full potential in life.
We have a highly experienced and trained pastoral team who are able to offer a variety of different interventions and support for both you and your children.
Boundary Primary School has been awarded the Wellbeing Award, highlighting the excellent pastoral care offered to their pupils. The award focuses on ensuring that effective practices and provisions are in place to support and promote emotional wellbeing and mental health. The aim is to change the long-term culture of schools and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.
'Caring, helpful, resilient, confident, safe, supportive, friendly, trusting, happy, proud, fun and enjoyment were key descriptions given in the interviews, and these are core to the positive, empathetic and nurting culture of the school'
What are the 8 Objectives we achieved?
The WAS has 8 objectives which focus on areas of evaluation, development and celebration of the work of schools in promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and positive mental health. Each of these areas is further broken down into Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):
Objective 1: The school is committed to promoting and protecting positive emotional wellbeing and mental health by achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools
Objective 2: The school has a clear vision and strategy for promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and mental health, which is communicated to all involved with the school
Objective 3: The school has a positive culture which regards the emotional wellbeing and mental health as the responsibility of all
Objective 4: The school actively promotes staff emotional wellbeing and mental health
Objective 5: The school prioritises professional learning and staff development on emotional wellbeing and mental health
Objective 6: The school understands the different types of emotional and mental health needs across the whole-school community and has systems in place to respond appropriately
Objective 7: The school actively seeks the ongoing participation of the whole school community in its approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health
Objective 8: The school works in partnerships with other schools, agencies and available specialist services to support emotional wellbeing and mental health
At Boundary we offer different levels of support:
Universal - To meet the needs of ALL our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For example Growth Mindset
Additional - For pupils who may have short-term needs and those who have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement
Targeted - For pupils who require long-term support and ongoing mentoring
The Local Authority and the local NHS Trust have jointly funded a ‘Health, Social Care, Childcare and Community Directory for the Fylde Coast. www.fyidirectory.co.uk
To see our Positive Mental Healthy Policy, please click here
In school we have trained Mental Health First Aider's
Mrs Jacques and Mrs Ward
Our Senior Mental Health First Aider is
If you are concerned about your child or someone you know, please contact school and ask to speak to Mrs. Ward, Mrs Jacques or Mrs. Bunday.
'A real sense of belonging and a strong team approach was evident, demonstrating the schools ability to work effectively as a team'
Meet our Well-Being Champions
Our well-being champions are caring, kind and very thoughtful. The children are in charge of their classes worry box and are their peers support if they require it. They will always listen to their friends worries and try to find a solution. We have regular team meetings to discuss any problems and share ideas of how to help others.