Kings Hill School strongly believe that discussing mental health should be part of our everyday lives in order that there is no stigma attached to it. As such, rather than labelling and identifying what we do, we simply make it part or everyday life in school.
To encourage wellbeing we enable children to be individuals, whose voices are heard and listened to. We have a number of committees that they can be part of as well as a school council to encourage them to talk about their school and how it is run.
We celebrate achievements both in and out of school so that we can recognise the talents of all our pupil. This ensures children feel valued.
Children have the opportunity to talk to adults on a 1:1 level throughout the day and where needed 1:1 talk time is put in as a specific slot within a child’s timetable. There are worry boxes within the classrooms for children to write down concerns if they feel they cannot talk openly about them.
During break and lunchtimes there is the opportunity for children to visit our ‘Calm Cottage’ which is a cosy area in which children can enjoy quiet games and activities or join others if they have had a difficult playtime. Our Wellbeing Committee and then on hand to support them, as well as our team of trained staff.