We are very aware of the increasing prevalence of mental health issues in schools and we have various strategies in place to address this at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading.
Our PSHE provision is delivered largely through weekly tutor sessions. These sessions cover a whole range of topics which include aspects of mental/emotional health and wellbeing. The link below shows an overview of the topics covered in our PHSE schemes of work:
We cover aspects of emotional health in assemblies. For example, Sixth Formers from Maiden Erlegh School have led assemblies about resilience and emotional wellbeing.
We pride ourselves on our high quality pastoral provision. This means that all staff understand that they have a responsibility to monitor the wellbeing of students in their care. Staff routinely share concerns about students with Heads of Year and where appropriate with Mrs James or Mr Johnson (Designated Safeguarding Officers).
We might respond to concerns raised in one of the following ways:
ACCESSING HELP AND SUPPORT AWAY FROM SCHOOL
We understand that some families prefer to access support away from school. In this event we encourage parents to let the student's Head of Year in order that we are aware that there are some issues and so that we can be sensitive to them. families can access advice and support from:
If you have a child in Year 5 and you are considering which Secondary School they should attend from September 2018, please join us at our Open Evening on Monday 10th July.
There will be a change of menu for school meals on Thursday 25th May because it is Africa Day.
The main course will be Chicken a la King which is a curry with white mushroom sauce and peppers. Dessert will be Malva Pudding, an apricot sponge of South African...