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Trinity Anglican Methodist

Primary School

Aiming higher together, every day in every way

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Personal, Social and Health Education

PSHE

At Trinity, we teach children using the JIGSAW approach. The JIGSAW approach incorporates Health education, British Values and sex and relationship education using a mindful approach. We aim to establish a safe, open and positive learning environment based on trusting relationships between all members of the class.

Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase including statutory Relationships and Health Education. The overview below gives the learning theme of each of the six units (puzzle pieces) and these are taught across the school; the learning deepens and broadens every year.

 

Healthy Minds

Over the last year, we have been working hard to ensure that our school is developing a healthy and happy learning environment. We have been working with the North Somerset Healthy Schools network to obtain the award. Please see below the certificate awarded as well as the summary report written by the Healthy Schools network demonstrating our hard work.

 

Mental Health and Well being

At Trinity, we are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff to ensure that the school is a community where everyone is able to thrive. Positive mental wellbeing is essential if children and young people are to flourish and lead fulfilling lives.

We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable, and at times, in need of additional emotional support. Our school believes that teaching about mental and emotional wellbeing as part of a comprehensive PSHE curriculum is vital and our pupils learn that mental wellbeing is a normal part of everyday life.. We ensure that our pupils know that good mental health is just as important as physical health and promote the link between the two.

Through our Healthy Minds lessons, we:

  • Ensure pupils are able to recognise different emotions and teach coping strategies to help manage them in healthy ways.
  • Learn through our Anxiety Gremlin work that anxiety is an emotion we all feel and explore different ways of managing and controlling any anxieties we may have.
  • Encourage pupils to engage in and express themselves through a range of creative activities to promote wellbeing e.g. writing, yoga, art, music, construction, photography and fitness.
  • Prepare and support pupils to manage times of change and stress.
  • Promote and teach mindfulness (being present in the moment) to improve good mental wellbeing.
  • Teach strategies to maintain positive mental health, understand what can affect their mental health and how we can help to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

We offer different levels of support:

Universal support: to meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance, developing resilience for all through our Yeti work. Children have weekly PSHE (Jigsaw) and Healthy Minds lessons. Whole school fundraising events for charities and Children’s Mental Health Week.

Additional support: For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement, eg: Oasis meetings, support from a member of the Inclusion Team.  

Targeted support: For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions, eg: intervention with the Learning Mentor. 

 

 

Children's Mental Health Week 2021

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This year's Mental Health Week theme was 'Express Yourself'. Trinity spent the week taking part in a range of well being activities raising awareness of positive mental health and how we express ourselves in healthy ways. This was even more important this year, as many of our children were completing these activities during a national lockdown. On Friday, the children in school and at home wore colourful clothing to express their emotions in their live calls and classes. The pupils raised £231.50 for the charity Place2Be that supports children's mental health in schools. Well done Trinity!

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Vision

Together we inspire, through our Christian values, unique individuals who believe they can achieve more than they ever thought possible in mind, body and spirit. Through nurture and challenge, we provide a firm foundation to enable all to thrive, to lead and serve in their life long journey as local, national and global citizens.

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