Well-being is paramount to our whole school approach. Being a small school, we pride ourselves on knowing our families well which allows us to identify need and provide support in a timely manner.

When we refer to families we not only mean our children, parents and wider family units but also our staff as they too are part of our Ditcheat family. As such, their well-being is also of the utmost importance.

We have a well-being action group led by Jo Crook and made up of children, parents, governors and staff who work towards making mental health and well-being a focus for the whole school, to reduce staff workload and develop SEMH across the school curriculum.

Actions completed this year include:

  • Well-being audit
  • Well-being survey to staff, pupils and parents
  • Well-being week planned
  • Mental health first aid training for Well-being Lead
  • Well-being arts day planned

Minutes from the Wellbeing Action Group are here from December 2021

Somerset Big Tent can offer families some useful tools to support mental health and well-being. Please click here.

Young Minds have some useful tips for parents here

Well-being: support for pupils, parents and carers