Becontree’s Health and Well-Being Recovery Curriculum
With this in mind, we have planned the most effective way in which to support our children at Becontree Primary school. This approach will encompass and support the academic expectations and ensure a positive, safe and efficient return to school.
Our Health and Well-Being Recovery Curriculum consists of 5 areas. Weekly lessons will cover all 5 areas this half term. The 5 areas are:
Welcome to our Healthy Schools page.
In September 2018, Becontree signed up to an awards programme set up by Healthy Schools London. This programme aims to assess how well schools prepare children towards leading healthy lifestyles- making the right food choices and staying active.
Our Healthy Schools Co-ordinator is Mr Hack.
Since signing up, we have applied for the bronze award. We continue to work towards making sure that pupils have the best and healthiest start in life.
In May 2019, we received the Bronze Healthy Schools Award. We are now working towards the Silver Award.
At Becontree Primary School, to help support and promote Health and Well-Being, we have a designated specialist Learning Support Assistant for Health and Well-Being.
Miss Lewis runs interventions that focus on developing children's social, emotional and mental health skills. The interventions include Lego therapy, mentoring, art therapy and self-esteem programmes, e.g Dove Project and Counselling. She is also one of our Mental Health First Aiders.
Miss Lewis also runs a Nurture Provision for those children who require additional support to help develop their social and emotional skills. She encourages language skills, turn taking and listening.
At Becontree Primary School, we now have 5 members of staff who have attended the Youth Mental Health First Aid Two Day course and are now Youth Mental Health First Aiders.
The course taught in-depth skills for providing first aid to people who may be experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and psychosis.
Being a Youth Mental First Aider does not provide a person with the knowledge and skills to be a therapist. However, it does provide the first aider to recognise the symptoms of mental health issues, provide initial help and enable a young person to access appropriate professional help.