Health & Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing at The Lea

At The Lea, all members of staff understand that the aim of teaching pupils about physical health and mental wellbeing is to give them the information that they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing. Our intent is to enable children to recognise what is normal and what is an issue …

Expectations

Mental Wellbeing that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health that there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situations how to recognise and talk about …

Mental Health & Wellbeing

At The Lea, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health.  We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their …

Badges of Honour

Growth Mindset

The Lea is a school that embraces and promotes a Growth Mindset.  Growth mindset is a theory introduced by Dr Carol Dweck which is centred around the belief that intelligence and learning can be developed and improved. If someone has a growth mindset, they have a positive attitude towards learning and their ability to progress and achieve.  …

Resilience

Defined as the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty, we believe this is a key element of good mental health and wellbeing. We like to think of it as ‘bounce-back ability’. It is also key to building confidence and problem …

Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation is a concept designed by Leah Kuypers, licensed occupational therapist, to help a student gain skills in the area of self-regulation. Self-regulation can go by many names, such as self-control, self-management, and impulse control. It is defined as the best state of alertness of both the body and emotions for the specific …

Feeling Good Week

Feeling Good Week is an annual Hertfordshire-wide event that encourages schools and the wider community to promote children and young people’s emotional wellbeing by raising awareness of mental health and showing where support can be accessed within the community. At The Lea feeling good week is a big part of our curriculum calendar. This year …

Covid-19

Coronavirus – A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts, illustrated by Axel Scheffler: https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus-ABookForChildren.pdf Great downloadable app for 10+ now with Coronavirus support: https://www.healios.org.uk/services/thinkninja1 The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health have published this podcast: Coronavirus, and helping children with autism – ‘Autism, a parents guide’ Information and advice …