Wellbeing

Our young people’s well-being is pivotal to their ability to engage with educational opportunities and increasingly we inform and work on our practice to support them to work through emotional challenges A happy, welcoming environment where students feel safe, accepted, valued and supported to succeed, also creates more optimum opportunity for children to thrive. 

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Student wellbeing underpins their ability to flourish. We value being well informed and equipped to support student wellbeing in order for them to be empowered and well-adjusted young people. Our staff have been training in, “The Berry Street Education Model” (BSEM) which is a whole-school approach which enables all staff members to share strategies to meet the complex wellbeing and academic needs of students through a consistent whole-school approach.

 

The Berry Street Education Model focuses on actionable strategies through five developmentally-informed domains: 

 

BODY: Building school-wide rhythms and body-regulation through a focus on physical and emotional regulation of the stress response, de-escalation in school and classroom contexts, and mindfulness opportunities throughout the school day. 

 

RELATIONSHIP: Increasing relational capacities in staff and students through attachment and attunement principles with specific relationship strategies to engage young people 

 

STAMINA: Creating a strong culture of independence for academic tasks by nurturing resilience, emotional intelligence and a growth mindset 

 

ENGAGEMENT: Employing engagement strategies that build willingness in students 

 

CHARACTER: Harnessing a values and character strengths approach to enable successful student self-knowledge which leads to empowered future pathways 


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