Health Information

Is your child well enough to come to school? Remember – every day counts!

Children do not always need to stay off school even if they are not feeling 100%. Check the NHS website for more advice.

How we can support pupils with medical conditions – policy document June 2019
Heath and Well-being  

Encouraging children to eat a nutritious, balanced diet early on is important for a number of reasons.  Ensuring they get the right amount of vitamins and minerals in their diet will help them grow and develop optimally. They are also more likely to be energised and motivated, supporting their ability to learn.  Educating them on healthy eating during childhood will also help them make healthier choices as they become adults. 

Please find below some useful links including ideas for a healthy packed lunch and ways to get more active as a family.  We have also got some very informative links that could help you and your child(ren) to be more mindful and develop strategies to manage emotions.  Some of these websites are tried and tested in class.  You may have already heard of and enjoy some of them with your child(ren)!

 
 
 
Possible additional financial support

You qualify for Healthy Start if you’re at least 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under four years old and you or your family get:

  • Income Support, or
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, or
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or
  • Child Tax Credit (with a family income of £16,190 or less per year)
  • Universal Credit (with a family take home pay of £408 or less per month) 
Mental Health

Mental Health affects all aspects of a child’s development including their cognitive abilities, their social skills as well their emotional well-being. Childhood and teenage years are when mental health is developed and patterns are set for the future. For most children the opportunities for learning and personal development offered at school are exciting and challenging and an intrinsic part of their school experience. However, they can also give rise to anxiety and stress. Children may also suffer anxiety or stress owing to circumstances outside school.

Read the DWINS Mental Health and Guidance Policy in full here.

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