Well-being, Mental Health and Safeguarding

At Bowling Park, we pride ourselves on having a highly effective culture of safeguarding

Pupils are safe and they feel safe. The curriculum and school’s wider work support pupils to be confident, resilient and independent. The school provides a wide range of opportunities to nurture, develop and stretch pupils’ talents and interests. Pupils’ attitudes to their education are positive: they are committed to their learning, know how to study effectively, are resilient to setbacks and take pride in their achievements.

Well-being and Mental Health is a priority for us. We all have mental health. Your mental health affects how you feel, think and act. It refers to your emotional, psychological and social well-being. Your mental health can change on a daily basis and over time, and can be affected by a range of factors.

In school we support children’s mental health through:

  • Calming classrooms

  • Exciting learning opportunities

  • Strong positive relationships with staff through the use of emotion coaching

  • Teaching of personal, social, health and relationships education (including online safety)

  • Pastoral interventions, such as conflict resolution; play, sand and Lego therapy; friendships groups and managing emotions

Our pastoral team

In addition, we offer a wide range of support to families through School Early Help and use of outside agencies. This can vary from financial advice to parenting courses to well-being groups and the freedom project to help victims of domestic violence.

Please feel free to contact us and to speak to any of our pastoral and safeguarding team below for any advice - no matter how big or small! If we can’t help, we will find someone who can. Always seek advice on a problem, rather than struggling alone.

Here are some services that may help:

Night OWLS.pdf
Domestic Violence.pdf
Parents Online.pdf
NSPCC Helpline.pdf
Kooth - Sign Up.pdf
WRAP Group.pdf
Early Help Telephone Befriending Service.pdf

Here are some well-being tips and activities:

Cards Against Anxiety.pptx
Tips For Looking After You.pdf
Supporting Mental Health Through Nature.pdf
Mindfulness Activities - Bradford Council.docx
Talking About Mental Health With Your Children.pdf

For more activities, please see our MindUP page.