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Pupil Wellbeing

At Woodlands School, we care about the Wellbeing of our pupils and are always looking for ways to support pupils with their Mental Health and Wellbeing (MH&W). Woodlands constantly strives to provide each of our pupils with a functional and transferable communication system to support their ability to express themselves with family and friends as well as the wider community.


Woodlands aims to listen to our pupils by promoting ‘Pupil Voice’ through the School Council and the introduction of regular Pupil Surveys.  We encourage peer to peer support with our playground ‘Happiness Helpers’ who volunteer to be a good friend to others.


Woodlands uses ‘Zones of Regulation’ across the school to support all pupils to identify how they are feeling, express their emotions to another and use strategies to promote self-regulation.


Each year, Woodlands celebrates ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ in May.  We enjoy a range of activities across the school to promote feelings of Wellbeing together, based around the NHS’s ‘5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing’.


Each year in July, Woodlands comes alive as pupils and staff celebrate ‘Feeling Good Week’.  Normal lessons are replaced with wonderful and fun activities to make us ‘feel good’!  We have enjoyed pizza making, foot spas, and yoga; we have been visited by World Music performers and the Bubble Man; and we have loved treats from the Shake Shack and Juice Bar.


The ‘Pupil Wellbeing’ section of the school website summarises some of the strategies that we use with pupils in school.  Please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher if you would like any more information on the content of these pages, including individualised support for your child.


There is also a page of useful links to support you, your child and family with Mental Health and Wellbeing.