At Benson Community School mental health and emotional wellbeing is at the forefront of everything we do – for pupils, parents, staff, and the wider school community. We deliver a creative curriculum to engage and inspire learning. We provide a range of trips and memorable experiences within the school, including drawing on the expertise of specialist drama and music teachers. We ensure that mental health and emotional wellbeing are integrated into our curriculum. It is also embedded in our Benson School Values:
BE RESPECTFUL to everybody and everything.
BE RESPONSIBLE with your thoughts, words and actions.
BE RESILIENT and always try your best!
BE REFLECTIVE resolve problems by talking and listening to sort things out.
BE REMARKABLE and recognise success in yourself and others.
FOLLOW THE 5 BE’S TO BE THE BEST BENSON BEE YOU CAN BE!!!
As a Rights Respecting School (UNICEF), we ensure that every child values their own wellbeing and knows that ‘there are no limits to what you can achieve,’ with perseverance, resilience and a positive attitude to learning and life.
We are working towards achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools to further support our focus on emotional wellbeing and mental health.
There are four key principles driving the ideas and recommendations behind the award:
- Emotional wellbeing and mental health are a continuum. Related issues can range from positive attitudes and behaviour, through to experiences of emotional distress and mental disorder.
- Schools already experience and manage emotional issues on a daily basis; the objective is to minimise the impact of such issues and maximise the effectiveness of any responses.
- Emotional wellbeing covers a range of dimensions, such as resilience, character building, relationships and self-esteem, etc. Understanding both developmental and mental health awareness is critical.
- Creating a positive school culture requires a whole-school approach that is led from the top while involving all in the school community.
We appreciate the whole community’s involvement and support as we embark on this journey.
Mental Health Awareness (Parents Workshop)
Benson Community School Wellbeing Strategy
Wellbeing School Vision
Wellbeing Termly Newsletters
The video in the link below explains that BCT are here to help and support parents/carers, and to ensure that our young people grow up in safer and better environments - free of risk and exploitation
Useful Websites to Support your Child’s Mental Health and Wellbeing