The Wellbeing Champions
The Wellbeing Champions are a group of children from Year 4 to 6, Miss Shankland and Mrs Nash (Governor). Their role is to work to ensure that school is a safe place to be and to teach children how to be safe in and out of school.
The children on the board wear yellow polo shirts and wellbeing badges so that other children can recognise them easily in school and on the playground. They have regular meetings with Miss Shankland where they discuss important issues and decide how they are going to communicate them to the rest of school. So far they have presented a range of different safeguarding assemblies to the rest of the school.
Pupil voice discussions that took place and confirm that the children continue to thoroughly enjoy coming to school. The children say things like
“Our teachers are kind; they understand us and they tell us to do our best’
The children feel that their lessons are fun, and they particularly enjoy outdoor activities. Many children interviewed particularly enjoy Fridays because it is their turn to play on the school play park. The school play park is clearly extremely popular! Other popular subjects were French and mathematics. The children demonstrate very positive attitudes to their learning, they say that hard work and new learning is good for them! A pupil in Year 5 also said
“Lessons build over time and it all stays in your memory……… by the last session we get to know things really well.”
The Attached Adviser observed excellent pupil behaviour on all her visits across the last academic year. Discussions with children who are Wellbeing Champions, also confirm that behaviour is very good in lessons and on the playground. This group of children were able to pinpoint that the good behaviour is largely due to the high levels of staff vigilance on the playground and the consistent use of the Rainbow Charts across the school. The children confirm that the school behaviour system rewards good behaviour and positive attitudes to work. The Wellbeing Champions can clearly articulate their impact. They specify the following:
“Some of us are finding lonely people and left out people. We approach people who are sad and now they have friends.”
“There is less play fighting and rough games because we tell them to stop. Playfighting is not allowed.”
“I told my TA about a girl who was lonely and sad and how we are her play buddies.”
The School Council completed some remarkable work over the course of the academic year 2021 – 2022. They have undertaken work related to the ‘Safer Stronger’ project to improve the community because the children did not feel safe to play in the community. As a result of this, CCTV has been installed in local parks, there are plans to develop a community library in the local community centre and barriers have been installed to stop motorcycles riding on footpaths. The work included members of the school council meeting with the local MP to share their concerns.
The school is meeting the statutory requirements for Relationships Health and Sexual Education. During the last academic year, work in this area includes the production of a guide for parents and sending out a questionnaire to parents. Two hundred and thirty-five parents completed the questionnaire and the outcomes are very positive about the quality and importance of the offer.
Attached Advisor - Mrs S Noble
We have been learning about how to keep ourselves safe and understanding that our bodies belong to us and no one else.
We have learned the Underwear rule!
The parts of our bodies that our pants and vests cover are private and belong to us.