At Amherst, we aim to promote positive emotional health and wellbeing for our whole school community; pupils, staff, parents and carers, recognising how important this is to our lives in just the same way as physical health.
Everybody goes through ups and downs in life and some of us face significant life events. Having a healthy mind as well as a healthy body will help us to be resilient and face whatever happens.
Our children’s mental health can affect their learning and achievement and will be a crucial factor in their overall sense of wellbeing.
Amherst School aims to foster a sense of belonging and community, a place for children to experience a nurturing and supportive environment with consistent positive messages including NED (Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best) and Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day.
At Amherst, we recognise the vital importance of building positive relationships and the potential this offers for the development of well-being, self-esteem and resilience.
Our role in school is to ensure that our pupils are able to manage times of change and stress, be resilient and are supported to reach their potential. Emotional Health and Well-being are embedded in our policy for Personal, Social and Health Education.
Our children will learn about the importance of their emotional health and well-being during assemblies and lessons inside and outside the classroom. They will be encouraged to recognise when they need help to manage their emotions and how to find the support they need.
Decider Skills use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to teach children, young people and adults the skills to recognise their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours, enabling them to monitor and manage their own emotions and mental health.
At Amherst, we teach the children different methods of help to recognize and control their emotions or feelings.