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Welcome to West Rise Junior School’s wellbeing page
What is wellbeing and why is it so important?
The Department for Education (DfE) recognises that “in order to help their pupils succeed, schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy”. Here at West Rise Junior School we embrace a whole school approach where all staff value and recognise the need to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in every child and adult. We place great importance on developing the whole child academically, socially and emotionally. The skills needed throughout life can be taught and learnt at any age; all aspects of a child and young person’s experience, in and out of school, contribute to their personal and social development and, as a school, we feel that it is essential we share this role with parents, carers and families.
The Wellbeing Team:
Mrs Laura Warren – SENDCo
Mr Andy McKechnie – PSHE Lead & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms Harriet Somerville – PSHE Eastbourne & Hailsham HUB
Mrs Sue Poore – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Nikki Beard – ELSA & Parent Information Contact
Mrs Val Lumby – Pastoral Support