Mental Health and Wellbeing
At Anson, we are all passionate about promoting positive mental health and wellbeing within our school community. Our dedicated pastoral team includes:
Miss Callaghan - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Barrett - SENDCo
Mrs Diksson - Mental Health Lead
Miss Charles - Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner
We have the following in place to support the Anson community with mental health and wellbeing:
An open-door policy which encourages children to share their feelings with our staff without fear of judgment.
Class worry boxes. Children are invited to write or draw their worries and pop them into their class worry box. This is a great way for children to release some of those distracting thoughts and reset their minds for the day ahead.
A broad and engaging PSHE curriculum which develops children’s emotional literacy and encourages openness, resilience, self-esteem and kindness.
A wide range of after-school clubs to inspire new hobbies and friendships.
School events such as discos, film nights, bake sales, trips and talent shows. Read the latest newsletter to find out what’s coming up.
A school ethos which values creativity, individuality and fun!
A consistent and effective behaviour policy which promotes teamwork and does not tolerate bullying.
Lunchtime clubs and a peer mentoring system to support children at playtimes.
For Parents and Families
Key members of the staff’s pastoral team are usually present in the playground in the mornings and happy to speak to anyone with a wellbeing concern. Parents and carers can make contact with specific teachers on Seesaw or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Anson is the school’s parent and carer association and a great way to get involved with the school community, meet other families and build a network of support.
WhatsApp groups for parents and carers to help everyone stay connected and support one another.
Wellbeing coffee mornings hosted by our Wellbeing Practitioner.
Parent Page on website with key information about the school and links to external support services.
Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 (6 - 12 February)
Anti-Bullying Week 2023 (13 - 17 November)