At Oakfield Park School we believe that all our students and staff should strive for good mental health.
We support students by teaching a good quart PSHE curriculum throughout school which has been written by our teaching staff inline with PSHE association SEND guidance.
We speak with families regularly through telephone meetings with the teachers, CIN, CIC and EHCP review meetings with the wellbeing of the child at the heart of what we do in school.
We work closely with many other professionals including the NHS and CAMHs services to support our student's wellbeing.
Our Parent support advisor Tracy Bunko is always happy to signpost families who are in need of additional support to local resources.
We have a school focus on mental health and wellbeing and have termly staff wellbeing questionnaires and regular check in sessions with the students. We also do an annual parent questionnaire which asks about their child's happiness in school.
We have spent our COVID catch up money on the outdoor areas of school including our fabulous new outdoor gym and reading gazebo.
We have offered a range of mental health and wellbeing CPD opportunities to all our staff and this will continue to be a regular half termly offer on our CPD calendar.
We have many initiatives in school for students and staff including reward assemblies / celebrations and Random acts of Kindness for staff and students.
To see our well being policy click here.
Our Senior Mental Health Lead in school is Mrs Nicola Cryer.
Our Wellbeing TA for the Students is Lisa Goldsworthy.
Our Wellbeing TA for the Staff is Alison Hudson.
Hi, My name is Ali Hudson, I've worked at Oakfield Park School for 18 years. Prior to this I worked as a Counsellor and Holistic Therapist. Since September 2022 I have started to work in the role as Well-being Champion, within school, in addition to my role as Intervenor. This involved being availble to support staff with mental health and well-being. It includes being a listening ear, using my councelling skills for stress and anger management, relaxation, holistic treatments such as Reiki, Reflexology, Indian head massage and much more. I'm available before school, during lunchtimes and some evenings.
Mental Health First Aid trained - Rebecca Atha
Teacher with Mental Health Certificate Level 2 Chloe Hawkins
Our Mental Health Governor is Mrs Wendy Fereday.
Mental Health Champions: (completed a 5 hour CPD on Children's mental health):