GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

At Lightwater Village School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for every member of our school community. The whole school community’s emotional wellbeing and mental health are at the heart of the culture and ethos of our school. We pursue this aim using both whole school approaches and targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable children.

 

What does Wellbeing teaching look like at our school?

Antibullying week activities

Wellbeing Team - Mrs N Green, Miss S Smith and Mrs N Gaines

Wellbeing is at the heart of our schools vision of ‘Achieving Excellence Together’. Our Wellbeing Curriculum seeks to equip our children with the skills they need to be healthy, happy and safe. It incorporates the programme of study from the PSHE Association (which includes objectives meeting Relationship and Sex Education); The Thrive Approach, E-Safety, Anti-Bullying and Mindfulness strategies to support children’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. Our aim is for wellbeing to underpin all aspects of our curriculum so that our children can be the best they can be. 

Useful Websites:

www.mind.org.uk Has information regarding mental health.

www.youngminds.org.uk - This site contains information on mental health and tips for young people and their carers.

www.getselfhelp.co.uk – A website with lots of ideas on how to cope in distress

https://www.smilingmind.com.au- Has lots of ideas on mindfulness for parents and kids

This page will be updated regularly with things we are doing in school, strategies and links.

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What is RSE?

Relationship and Sex Education in our school is about the emotional, social and cultural development of pupils, and involved learning about relationships, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity. It is taught as part of our Wellbeing curriculum. Our curriculum does not contain sex education. Chidlren are taught vocabulary relating to physical anatomy.

 

Aims

  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Prepare pupils for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
  • Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
  • Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
  • Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies

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Relationships education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of postive relationships including:

  •  Families and people who care for me
  •  Caring friendships
  •  Respectful relationships
  •  Online relationships
  •  Being safe

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PSHE-LVS-Subject-Progression.pdfWellbeing-Curriculum-Overview-.pdf

Knowledge Organisers

Year-1-Spring-2-Mental-HealthYear-1-Respecting-yourselves-and-othersYear-2-Keeping-SafeYear-2-Summer-1-Mental-Health