A partner academy in the John Taylor MAT
A partner academy in the John Taylor MAT

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health & Wellbeing at Shobnall Primary School

At Shobnall Primary School, we are very proud to state that the wellbeing of our whole school community is of paramount importance. We understand that issues around wellbeing and mental health are rising nationally. Therefore, in December 2018, Shobnall Primary School achieved the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS Award) which was the recognition of our work and ethos which is now embedded in everything we do. We firmly believe that Shobnall Primary School develops, nurtures and supports its pupils, making them fully prepared for life in the 21st century.

This page will hopefully provide you with very useful information about the learning, PSHE, Wellbeing as well as the services we are able to offer.

Mental Health & Wellbeing in the JTMAT

At Shobnall Primary School we have raised the awareness of wellbeing and mental health by running themed-weeks in school.

Schools in the JTMAT have taken part in ‘Happy Healthy Children Week’, which was designed to ease children back to school after the Christmas holidays and into the spring term.

Activities included:
– Meeting a therapy dog.
– Offering staff and parents free health checks
– Yoga sessions
– Thai Chi
– Recognising the importance ‘being active’ can have to maintain a positive wellbeing
– The impact of worrying and strategies to cope
– Stress of tests and exams and much more!

Happy Healthy Children Week was publicised in the Burton Mail in January 2020.

Here are some of the ‘tweets’ sent out during Happy Healthy Children Week.

NHS Week

In September 2020, Shobnall Primary School and other schools in the JTMAT took part in NHS Week to raise money for Burton Hospital and the wonderful professionals who continue to take care of many of our loved ones. This was an incredible week where each class were inspired by an artist to create their own piece of artwork which was sold to parents. Here are a few examples of the artwork from Year 4 which were inspired by L.S.Lowry.

Mental Health Support Team

The wellbeing of pupils at Shobnall Primary School is supported by the Mental Health Support Team, who have led training sessions for staff. The Mental Health Support Team work with individual children who are finding certain situations difficult or who are generally suffering from anxiety. At the moment, these sessions will be led virtually.

If you are worried about your child, please inform the school office at shb-office@shb.jtmat.co.uk or Mrs Knight who can advise you or make a referral to the team.

Financial Wellbeing

At Shobnall Primary School, we believe financial education is crucial when preparing our pupils for life in 21st century. With NatWest, we are leading a financial unit through PSHE in the summer term where the children have the opportunity to set up and run their own company to raise money for the school.

The Enterprise Project

We are very excited to be introducing The Enterprise Project at Shobnall Primary School at the start of the Easter holidays 2021.

At Shobnall Primary School, we offer our children a rich and varied curriculum and we believe that financial education is an important part of preparing children for life in the 21st century. Successful social enterprises are often set up and run by entrepreneurs who are resilient, innovative and intellectually curious.

Pupils in our school will be given the opportunity to begin their own small business venture alone, or in small groups. The idea behind this is for the children to develop their entrepreneurial flair, understand and appreciate the value of money and to use their mathematical knowledge and skills to calculate profit made throughout the project. The aim is for the children to make as MUCH PROFIT AS POSSIBLE to be a successful company! Younger children may need more assistance from their parents to begin with to track the money spent and profit made.

All of the children in school will be given £1.00, as a ‘start-up’ investment for their company. As this is a ‘loan’ (interest free, of course!), they will need to repay this back to the school on completion of the project.