PSHE

Children's Mental Health Week 

Before half term (1st February – 7th February 2021) it was Children’s Mental Health Week.
Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.

This year’s theme was ‘Express Yourself’.
Self-expression is about communicating your individuality (what makes you, YOU). This can be through words, clothing and hairstyles or through art forms such as writing, drawing, music and dance.

The children of Bramingham explored different modes of self-expression. Stay tuned to see what we got up to! 
Below this section is a PowerPoint you can use to find out more about the different modes of self-expression.

Parents

“Now, more than ever, parenting is about doing the best we can, with what we have.” – Mental Health.org

Being a parent can be challenging at the best of times, in ‘normal’ circumstances. At the moment, the extraordinary times in which we are living are challenging to even the strongest of people. So, whilst we are primarily promoting Children’s Mental Health Week, now, more than ever it is an important time to focus on every person’s mental well-being. Staying at home more or having to work during a difficult situation can put different pressures on everyone so if you find you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, anger and/or sadness, know that you are not alone. When you're struggling, it's okay to reach out for support from friends, families and organisations that are there to help.

Below are some links to webpages which may be useful to parents during lockdown.
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/parenting-during-coronavirus-outbreak
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/mental-health-parenting/

Our family workers are also available to provide support
clegg@bramingham.net - Miss Cath Legg
galtaf@bramingham.net - Mrs Gulnaz Altaf

PSHE
Personal, Social, Health and Economic education.

As a school, we aim to meet the individual needs of each of our children to the best of our ability. With this is mind, our PSHE curriculum is planned to reflect universal needs and needs which are more specific to the children of our community. We feel that it is important for every child to revisit and reflect on their prior learning; in turn, building on their knowledge and understanding of health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. Through PSHE, we aim to provide the children with opportunities to learn and discuss Personal, Social, Health and Economic wellbeing – encouraging holistic development which will enable them to become well-equipped members of society.

Our long-term planning has been informed by the PSHE Association's guidelines which has been adapted to suit our curriculum. Please note that the summer term is subject to change as we will introduce the Christopher Winter Project which is the PSHE Association's approved programme for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in Luton.

Values-based Education (VbE)

Alongside our PSHE curriculum are our values which we implement and refer to on a daily basis. We feel that by doing this, it promotes a way of being that values the self, others and environment. The wide range of values that hold importance to the school have been chosen as we feel they are vital to developing self-awareness, relationships rooted with mutual respect and trust, academic diligence, communicative competence, moral compass and personal holistic competence.
Our values are (which include British Values): 

  • Gratitude
  • Self-awareness
  • Peace
  • Kindness
  • Choice
  • Honesty
  • Independence
  • Optimism
  • Unity
  • Being healthy
  • Freedom
  • Appreciation
  • Co-operation
  • Care
  • Trust
  • Love
  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Empathy
  • Responsibility
  • Consideration
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Hope
  • Perseverance
  • Resilience
  • Courage
  • Tolerance
  • Simplicity
  • Acceptance
  • Self-belief
  • Friendship
  • Understanding
  • Forgiveness
  • Quality
  • Patience

 

 

  • Humility

 

 

 
5 Good reasons for implementing VbE - By Neil Hawkes (Founder of Values-based Education)
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Supporting your child during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic


Below are the links to registered charities’ webpages, who are committed to the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people. They have provided some tips, advice and information on where to get support for your child's mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and when they return to school
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Young Minds UK - Supporting your child during the coronavirus pandemic.

NSPCC - Keeping children safe at school: Returning to school and coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mental health Foundation UK - Tips for parents and caregivers: preparing your child to return to school .