a good condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare
'BE not DO'
We all have busy lives and are always on the go DOing things. This can be at school, home or out and about!
For our ‘WellBEing’ we need to sometimes just ‘BE’!
These are the sentiments of Reverend Margaret Marsh (Maggie) who served both the local community and our school so well for many years. She helped us support build the concept of WellBEing in our school. We aim to build in time to just 'BE' and currently have a member of staff training in Mindfulness for Primary Aged Children.
In addition to WellBEing in the classroom we have been lucky enough to have funds donated by Kennedys' Independent Property Agents to allow us to build a specific 'WellBEing POD' for children to use during break times, lunchtimes or at other times of the day when they need some time just to 'BE'.
At Walton on the Hill Primary School not only do we value your child's education but also their welfare and WellBEing. At some time in our lives we all experience difficulties and unfortunately children are not immune to the same problems adults encounter. At the school we recognise the need to support your child through these difficult periods in their lives. To support children we have developed the role of an Emotional literacy support assistant or ELSA. These are teaching assistants trained to provide emotional and social skills support to children Our ELSA, Mrs Tracey Cooper, has been trained by Surrey Education Child Psychologists to support children with some of the challenges that they may face while with us at the school.
What is emotional literacy?
What kind of things can an ELSA help with?
How does ELSA work?
The support is delivered in a caring, supportive and fun way. Tracey will help children find ways to cope with their challenges by helping them build the skills that will help them be able to cope and work through the problems.