The wellbeing of our children is at the heart of everything we do at Jubilee. We believe that children learn most successfully when they are happy, so we’ve adopted a number of measures to support this.
Instilled within our ethos is the school’s drive to support all children to achieve their best.
We do this through fostering a friendly, supportive environment where all members of the school community treat each other with respect. Children at Jubilee understand that they all have the right to be heard and to have their opinions valued by those who work with them - in line with Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
We believe that strong relationships are the foundation of supporting mental health and wellbeing. Talking and listening allows children to make sense of feelings and manage difficult experiences. We have a range of different ways that children can communicate with staff in school.
- Circle Time - all children participate in a weekly session centred on sharing their views on a given topic.
- Worry Boxes - for children that find it difficult to share their concerns verbally with an adult, we have worry boxes in classrooms. Children are able to drop a note in the box, which an adult in their classroom follows up on the same day.
- Talk Time - children from years 1 to 6 are able to sign up for time with a trained adult to talk through any concerns they have. The Talk Time adults are Miss Campbell in KS1, and Miss Harris in KS2.
- ELSA - any child identified as having difficulty expressing themselves and controlling their emotions may be referred to our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant, Miss Williams. Once identified as needing support, the child begins an 8 week course of 1:1 sessions with Miss Williams.
In conjunction with this, the senior leadership team members make themselves available to speak to any children who would like to meet with them.
Pupil Wellbeing Ambassadors
As part of our involvement with the Windmill Cluster Group, this year we have appointed four Pupil Wellbeing Ambassadors from Upper Key Stage 2. These children will work with children from the other schools on how best to support the wellbeing of pupils across the cluster. We are so excited to see how they can help with our well-being work in school!
A wide and varied curriculum
All our children are different and enjoy learning about different things. This is why we plan for a wide, varied and diverse curriculum. Find out more about our curriculum here.
A culture of inclusion
It is our overarching aim that all of our children feel included in the school, regardless of faith, background or special educational need. This approach pervades all we do. Please take a look at our SEND and Inclusion pages to find our more.
Wellbeing and Emotional Health Policy
Ensuring our children feel happy, safe and well-supported means ensuring our staff feel the same. We offer a number of wellbeing services to the adults working in our school, which we are expanding all the time. We are in the process of writing a Wellbeing and Emotional Health Policy for staff and pupils, which we will advertise on our social media channels soon.