Our aim is to create a “joined-up” approach to mental well-being across the school, through PSHE, PE and SEND, leading to:

  • All children having increased awareness of their own emotions; most children to be able to label simple emotions within themselves and others; some children to use strategies to work through their emotions and return to a calm-alert state.
  • All children to have knowledge of ways to improve their mental well-being i.e. talking, acts of kindness, physical exercise etc.
  • Stigmas surrounding mental health are challenged in our school with everyone recognising that mental health is just as important as physical health and that it is OK to not be OK.  Mental well being to be given the same priority and status as physical well being in our school.

Our school council have made a video about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Follow the link below to take a look.

Roche School Guide to Wellbeing Feb 2022.mp4

We have introduced a new Relationships Education curriculum to structure learning at whole school level.

Our PE curriculum uses the REAL PE resources a component of which focuses on emotional intelligence and communication as well the development of children’s understanding of the impact of physical health on well being.

March 2022

Year 6 delivered our first drop of donations for Ukrainian Refugees at Holy Trinity church in St Austell. The children had sorted the items that were most urgently required, bagged them up and dropped them off. School is acting as a collection point for donations.

‘People have had to leave everything behind so it’s important for us to help them. We don’t know what it’s like to leave everything behind. Its nice to have so many people supporting them.’ Esme Year 6.

Please look at the Wellbeing page under Our Curriculum for the detail and plans of how we deliver learning for Wellbeing.

As part of our 5 Ways to Wellbeing initiative Year 4 recently made games and wrote letters to send to the Cornwall Children’s Hospice. This act of giving was gratefully received;

Hi Victoria,

Thank you so much, what wonderful letters and the games are fantastic!  Please thank your year 4 class on behalf of all the children and their families who will be with us this Christmas, the letters are so kind and compassionate, your pupils are such a credit to their school.

I plan to print the letters and games so that they can be shared with children during Christmas week, and I know that these will make such a positive difference to their stay with us.

On behalf of all our children, their families, and paediatric staff, we wish you all a very happy Christmas.

Kindest regards

Jane

You can read some of their super letters by clicking the link below.

What Wellbeing means for us

Our School Assembly as part of Young People’s Mental Health week 2021

Trauma Informed Schools

Roche School is a Trauma Informed School (TIS), which means we have mechanisms
in place to support children who suffer with trauma or mental health problems,
or whose behaviours act as a barrier to learning. Click the link below to find out more about TIS.