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Wellbeing at River Bank

The Parent and Young People quick guide is a directory containing services that support with health and wellbeing for families. The guide has been developed to raise awareness of service support and how these can be accessed if they are needed. An outline of what each service can provide along with methods for self-referral have been provided for ease of use.

At River Bank Primary School, we believe that our pupils’ wellbeing and their emotional literacy is a priority.  We teach using the Jigsaw PSHE programme, and links are made to PSHE and wellbeing in several curriculum areas.

We aim to show that River Bank staff, pupils and parents and carers modelled our values and apply this learning in all aspects of their lives.

At River Bank we understand that some pupils may find it difficult to communicate their needs and feelings in an appropriate way.  We will work together parents and carers and staff to support the child.

All members of staff are here to support our pupils and families, we also have our Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team consisting of:

  • David Sansom - Head Teacher
  • Jane Vale – Assistant Head, DDSL, SENDCO, and Mental Health First Responder.
  • Becki Greenacre – Family Worker, Designated Safeguarding lead.
  • Laura Scott – Nurture Lead, Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead, Mental Health First Responder, and Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA).
  • Najma Shaheen - Drawing & Talking
  • Charlene Bugler - ELSA

All children in our school will receive the following support:

Universal offer

  • New families meet with our family worker/ Attendance officer
  • Staff work closely with outside agencies to ensure that support for pupils is fully embedded into everyday life.
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing is taught through our PHSE curriculum, Jigsaw.
  • Pupils participate in the daily mile run (links between exercise and wellbeing).
  • Regular staff training is delivered to all staff on Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Weekly assemblies celebrate success.
  • Worry boxes in classrooms and online worry boxes.
  • Access to free clubs.
  • Free breakfast club.

Targeted support

Identified pupils may be offered one of the following:

  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) sessions.
  • Drawing and Talking sessions.
  • Sand Play sessions.
  • Wellbeing check-ins.
  • Zones of Regulation.
  • Nurture group.
  • Young Person Social Prescription (YPSP).
  • Our school CAMHs Link worker.

Specialist support

We closely work with outside agencies such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to identify pupils who may require additional support.

Support parents and carers

Parents are able to access support through our safeguarding and wellbeing team.

  • Parenting programmes
  • Coffee mornings

Sign posting to external support:

  • Luton All Women Centre
  • Citizen Advice
  • Mind – Luton Wellbeing Centre
  • Total Wellbeing