“A mentally healthy school is one that adopts a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing. It is a school that helps children flourish, learn and succeed by providing opportunities for them, and the adults around them, to develop the strengths and coping skills that underpin resilience. A mentally healthy school sees positive mental health and wellbeing as fundamental to its values, mission, and culture. It is a school where child, staff and parent/carer mental health and wellbeing is seen as ‘everybody’s business.”The Anna Freud National Centre for children and families.
At Kirkbie Kendal School we recognise that development and achievement at secondary school is determined as much by students wellbeing as it is by their academic ability, if students feel healthy and content within themselves and their environment, then they are far more likely to perform to the best of their ability. The wellbeing of our young people is important and if students are happy and healthy they are more likely to have a better experience at secondary school. The Pastoral and Wellbeing team at Kirkbie Kendal school work to support students with a range of physical, intellectual, emotional, and social needs. We are proud to provide a wide range of pastoral support services and are passionate about helping our young people.
Our aim is to champion the 5 steps to achieve wellbeing:
At Kirkbie Kendal School we promote positive wellbeing to students through form time, our life skills curriculum, the wider pastoral curriculum and via support, advice and guidance provided by our highly experienced team of professionals. We also have a designated wellbeing governor.
Please click the links below to our Parental Support and Student Wellbeing pages.