As a school, we know that food is fundamental to the quality of a child’s life, not just in providing essential nutrition but in communicating and sharing positive values, attitudes and experiences with each other.
We believe that adults (staff, parents and carers) should be good role models and should support the children in understanding how balanced nutrition contributes to a person’s health, happiness and general well-being.
Pupils in KS1 will benefit from the free Fruit and Vegetables Scheme. These pupils will be encouraged to eat their piece of fruit as part of their daily break time. To ensure consistency across the school KS2 children will also be encouraged to eat only fruit or vegetables at break time.
All children are encouraged to bring in a water bottle so they can have access to water throughout the day. Water coolers are provided in the school for access to drinking water.
Chocolate, sweets, biscuits, crisps and cakes are discouraged as everyday snacks in school or as part of lunch boxes. Chewing gum and fizzy drinks are not permitted at lunchtimes. Pupils are taught not to share packed lunches and parents are reminded about the need to avoid sending in packed lunches containing nuts. This is communicated through Primary Word.
CAMHS USEFUL RESOURCES WEBSITES AND APPLICATIONS
HEADSPACE WEBSITE AND APP
This website teaches young people about meditation and mindfulness. This can be a valuable coping skill when feeling overwhelmed or unable to control strong thoughts and feelings. Users can sign up for free and take part in guided meditation and mindfulness sessions.
YOUNG MINDS- PARENTS HELPLINE
This is a confidential service (unless the advisors think the young person is at risk) and advisors are available from 9:30am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday. The advisor will listen and give some practical guidance on how to help and if you need further help they’ll refer you to one of our specialists whether it's a psychotherapist, psychiatrist, psychologist or mental health nurse. They’ll arrange a phone consultation within 7 days.
CALM HARM APP AND WEBSITE
This resource is designed to help young people resist the urge to self-harm; it is free and password protected.
Website powered by young minds for young people about mental health medication. It has lists of medications, what they are used for and side effects explained without medical terms or jargon.
A website for those interested in mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people in Northamptonshire. It contains a search tool and links to a directory of services.
BEAT is the UK leading charity for supporting those with Eating Disorders; the website contains lots of useful information about types of eating difficulties as well as support helplines.
Rethink is a mental health charity which provides advice and information and a list of available support in your area.
CALM ME TIME - The Calm me time audio, from the Jigsaw Families Programme is intended for children over 5 to listen to with other family members (see file below).