At St Augustine’s, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, their families and our staff.

We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

At our school we aim to:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’
  • help children to be persistent even when faced with challenges
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
  • help children to develop a ‘Growth Mindset’

Kids Zone

Mental Health Week

Headteacher Challenge

Friday 5th February we are holding a Zoom worship with the theme dress to express yourself. Both children at home and school will be encouraged to dress to express themselves in whatever they choose to support children’s mental health week.

Express Yourself Cards

Express Yourself Activities

Calm Exercise Cards

This week during our weekly Relax kids sessions we spent the time thinking about being calm and being inspired by the story ‘The Dot’ by Peter H. Reynolds. We gave each other spiral massages, danced to ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ and created out own artwork, all starting with a simple dot.

This afternoon, after our PE session with Port Vale, we had the opportunity to be mindful for a half an hour! We could choose from some mindful craft activities and some of the children decided to finish their dot artwork from this morning.

Finally, we relaxed with a yoga session using Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube!

Please find links below which you may find helpful for mental health.

Back to Calm with Relax Kids.

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(Click on some of the images below to find more child friendly, fun sites to visit!)

Supporting your children's remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Lucy's in Lockdown (free book)

Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus

Places you can find help with your mental health:

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We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The sevices provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.