We are an emotionally Healthy School
Character, emotional health and well-being are vital to the development of young people. We are part of the Emotionally Healthy School programme which brings together colleagues from education, health and the voluntary sector to support educational establishments in Cheshire East with a view to improving emotional and mental health education for young people and their families.
Parkroyal Community School is proud to be one of the lead schools for this programme. We have developed a whole school approach to the emotional health of staff, pupils and parents, some of which is not a 'bought' approach or an 'intervention' but something we would find difficult to bottle if we could. It is a deeply embedded ethos in our school, one which visitors often refer to as the 'feeling' they get as they view or engage in our school; a feeling of warmth, happiness and a community of nurturing, caring staff.
Our school's journey of embedding emotional well-being has taken time and commitment from everyone. In September 2018, our commitment was recognised when we received the AcSEED Award, a quality assurance mark presented to schools that have made a substantial effort to support the mental health and emotional well being of their students and staff. We continue to explore how we can support our pupils and school community in order for our pupils, staff and parents to acquire the skills and experience they need. We want to build on our pupils' ability to apply themselves to tasks, to develop their self awareness and direction as well as self control and confidence.
Some of the approaches we embrace:
Play therapy play worker
Cognitive behaviour therapy
Speech and language teacher
Whole school Growth Mindset
Enrichment sessions - targeting life skills
Pupil safeguarding ambassadors
Pupil anti-bullying ambassadors
Staff well-being training
Code of conduct designed by pupils from 'Rights Respecting School' Programme
Whole school end of school transition period
Virtual Backpack of Support Services
The virtual backpack provides you with a series of links to agencies that provide a wide range of services for children and families in our community.
Please note that Parkroyal Community School is not responsible for the contents of the following sites.