We do everything we can to promote a healthy body and a healthy mind. We offer the below services to keep everyone in school!
The school nurse pays us regular visits and families will be contacted before any appointments are made.
The school dentist visits each year and recommends any treatment necessary for all 5-year-old children in school.
The Education Attendance Advisor visits the school to oversee attendance and lateness. The Advisor also discusses ways in which families can be helped to improve attendance. The EAA is a valuable link between home and school, and can be contacted through the school or Hackney Learning Trust.
The Education Psychologist visits regularly to discuss and advise on problems giving concern as do our Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Therapists.
A ‘Healthy School’
We achieved Healthy School Status in 2006, and again in 2010. We promote the health and well-being of all the children in the school through the whole curriculum. We are aiming to provide a physical and emotional environment that promotes learning and healthy life style choices.
Children have two hours of PE each week, which is led by the teacher, a sports specialist or take place off-site for activities such as swimming. We are part of WoW (Walk Once a Week) which is a simple and effective scheme that encourages parents and pupils to walk to school at least once a week throughout the school year.
We are part of the ‘Cool Milk’ scheme which provides free milk for children under 5 years of age each day. We also subscribe to the School Fruit and Vegetable scheme which provides one piece of free fruit or vegetable for children in the FS and KS 1 each day. Children in KS2 can bring in a piece of fruit to eat at first break. All children are allowed to bring in a bottle of water to drink during the school day.
Emotional health and well being
We fully believe that children learn at their best when they feel emotionally safe and happy; therefore we place great emphasis on ensuring this at school. We follow the SEAL curriculum and have a number of staff who work alongside the teachers to support this. They include a School Counsellor who works two days a week in the school and part time Play & Art Therapists who works half a day each week.