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Well Being and Mental Health

At Ryhope Infant School we believe every child has a voice.

As a staff we practice ‘active listening’, we encourage children to talk about their experiences, we listen to any issues they may have and support them with the best ways to deal with them.

At Ryhope Infant School we want our children to become ‘resilient, respectful, develop relationships, take safe risks and to be resourceful

We call these our 5 R’s.

Although we offer our children appropriate strategies in the event of someone behaving negatively towards them, our curriculum is centred around:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful Relationships
  • Online Relationships
  • Being Safe

Mrs Ramsay is our well-being champion. She also takes the lead on our Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum, ensuring that we experience visitors and take part in national initiatives that will support healthy minds and bodies. Her role in school also extends to Anti-Bullying lead and monitoring Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual Development..

As part of our PSHE curriculum we learn about bullying and support children to understand the various forms of bullying and how they can deal with it. We make use of online resources, videos and team building activities to do this. We focus on ‘Respectful Relationships’ and Friendship.

We are here to help…

As always, school is your first stop if you need any support or advice, please get in touch if you need us.

Useful Websites…

Anti-Bullying alliance: https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

Heathy Minds: https://www.healthymindsforhappykids.com/

Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/

You can find great relaxing tunes by Rockabye Baby on YouTube for children to chill out to!

Here is a snippet:

Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube is also a great to relax the body and mind! Here is a taster:

Policy Information…

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.