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Teaching and Support in School

At Hazelwood, we teach Mental Health and Wellbeing in the following ways: 
  • Utilising Coram Life Education SCARF PSHE scheme of work, tailored to suit the needs of our children
  • A full time Learning Mentor to work with children across the school with varying needs
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Week
  • Assemblies and theme days


Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Hazelwood, we offer our children a range of opportunities to promote their positive Mental Health and Wellbeing:

  • Dinner time games to play outside
  • Library open each lunch to borrow books to read
  • Home Learning Projects 
  • Themed Days such as Anti-bullying odd sock day
  • Charity Days such as Wear Blue for Mind
  • HPSA events such as Hazelwood’s Got Talent and Christmas and Summer Fetes
  • Residential visits for Year 5 and Year 6
  • Trips and Educational visits for all year groups  
  • Extra-curricular clubs


Mental Health and Wellbeing Week 2023 

The last week before the Easter holidays was Mental Health and Wellbeing Week, where the children really focused on their mental health and wellbeing by using their superpowers such as kindness, patience, courage and teamwork to identify how they connect with others and how ‘connecting’ helps us in our lives. The children have participated in a range of activities to develop strategies to support their own mental health and wellbeing.
Year 2 worked with our very own John Gilbert to look at confidence and courage and how to be proud of themselves.
Year 3, 4 and 5 took part in online live workshops focusing on specific areas of mental health and wellbeing.

Other activities for the week included: using ‘The Invisible String’ by Patrice Karst as a focus for English; an art activity where the children created personalised paperchains that display how they feel connected; and a flashmob dance where the whole school connected together through dance. 

Please see below a video of our whole school connected through dance and paperchains! 

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Finally, we marked the end of term and the end of Mental Health and Wellbeing Week by asking children to dress to express. They certainly didn’t fail to express and impress with children wearing outfits that reflect who they are. It was lovely to see so many children having the confidence to wear what they felt comfortable in and shows what a brilliantly diverse yet connected community we are at Hazelwood.