Here at Tyntesfield Primary School we believe that developing positive Mental Health and Wellbeing of our staff and pupils is fundamental in creating a happy and successful community. Over the past few years we have been working hard to develop a Wellbeing Framework which aims to reduce the stigma around Mental Health, whilst also preparing our pupils for tomorrow’s world by building balanced, resilient and happy minds at school and at home.
At Tyntesfield Primary school, we believe pupils should have a voice on their opinions and greater ownership over decisions made about their Mental Health and Wellbeing and this has been crucial to our success with our Wellbeing journey. The Wellbeing council work hard throughout the year to promote a supportive and positive attitude around school. They have effectively conducted pupil interviews during lunchtimes to create our five Emotion Zones which consist of strategies the children can use to help them cope with different emotions. As a school, we will continue to build upon our understanding of these emotions, unpicking them in a variety of ways. Whilst also considering how our mind works to help us understand our ‘inner chimps’.
The Wellbeing Council is a group of children who work together to promote a positive and supportive environment around school. They work on many different projects throughout the year, consistently exploring ways to further develop Wellbeing at Tyntesfield. They have worked alongside Trafford Junior Neighbourhood Watch, learning all about Anti-Social behaviour. This is a proactive and preventive project, putting our children at the forefront of making our community safer and more cohesive.
Here at Tyntesfield, we believe that a healthy lifestyle is fundamental in supporting us to achieve our best. We believe that promoting physical and mental health in school creates a virtuous circle reinforcing children’s attainment and achievement. This in turn improves their wellbeing, enabling all of our pupils to thrive and reach their full potential.
Research has shown that what we eat and drink affects how we feel, think and behave. Good nutritional intake throughout the day has been linked to academic success. As a result, we have introduced a mandatory list of healthy snacks for KS2 pupils and developed a Healthy eating scheme, giving our parents the option for their child to have healthy snacks provided within school.
Pupils very much enjoy coming to school... They feel safe in the stimulating environment into which they are warmly welcomed... One pupil stated that, ‘You can be yourself here.’