Oakfield School
Emotional Wellbeing

Emotional Wellbeing

Emotional Wellbeing

At Oakfield School, we have recognised, that to offer the best possible provision we needed to allow some of our pupils to access Emotional Wellbeing Support if and when required.

We have a qualified team who can offer support in the following areas:

  • Understanding and coping with feelings about ourselves and others.
  • Developing self–esteem and positive interaction with others.
  • Being emotionally literate helps young people to focus on their learning.

Here are some of the areas the team may focus on:

  • Recognising and managing feelings and emotions.
  • Self-esteem.
  • Understanding and managing anger difficulties.
  • Friendship and relationship skills.
  • Therapeutic stories.
  • Social development skills.
  • Supporting a child through loss and bereavement.
  • Keys to good communication.

Our programmes have the flexibility to accommodate the range of needs of our pupils.

Benefits to pupils:

  • Feel supported by having allocated time and being listened to.
  • Develop greater awareness.
  • Learn to talk about difficulties.
  • Develop coping strategies.
  • Interact more successfully with others.
  • Feel better and more confident about themselves.

How does Emotional Wellbeing work? What things could their work include?

  • Regular sessions during the school week for approx. 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Sessions can be individual or in small groups and tailored to the pupil’s individual needs.
  • Sessions can be enjoyable and may include a range of resources.
  • Sessions include time to talk and relax.
  • Pupils’ progress will be reviewed routinely within the Emotional Wellbeing Team.
  • Emotional Wellbeing Provision is accessible to all pupils throughout the school day.

Pupils can access EWB as a drop-in. This is available during unstructured times, tutoring, breaks and lunchtime. This gives pupils time to talk about their worries and be able to speak to the staff regarding any difficulties they may be experiencing either in school or at home.

As a parent/carer you can help by informing the school/Key Worker of any issues affecting your child.

Emotional Well-Being Team

The Emotional Wellbeing Team offer a proactive intervention to pupils who require support.

Supporting pupils with Social and Emotional difficulties to recognise, understand and manage their emotions. This will increase their wellbeing within the school environment.

Emotional Well-Being Manager: Jo Jordan

Emotional Well-Being Assistant: Andy Downsworth

Emotional Well-Being Assistant: Lisa Grantham

Emotional Well-Being Assistant: Rachel Lillford

Emotional Well-Being Assistant: Dianne Green

Parent & Young Person Liaison Officer: Jackie Stockdale

For more information on the provision, please contact the school to speak with a member of the Emotional Wellbeing Team.

Monthly Wellbeing Topic

The school’s monthly wellbeing topic is Anxiety.

Please click the following link to read the information and advice on anxiety:

School Nurse

Oakfield School facilitates ‘School Nurse Drop In’, which is based in the Emotional Wellbeing department, we have recognised that to offer the best possible provision we need to allow our pupils to discuss and address any health concerns that they may be experiencing.

Our identified School Nurse is Vicky Griffiths who will be in school every Tuesday morning.  The ‘School Nurse Drop In’ offers a confidential friendly service that pupils can freely access to address any aspect of their health.  Any identified health needs will be addressed.

The school Nurse can offer support in the following areas:

  • The ‘School Nurse Drop In’ provides an opportunity for pupils to independently seek support for their health.
  • Emotional Health, Keeping Healthy, Weight and Health Eating, Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships, Smoking, Drugs, and Alcohol and Sleep.

Mental Health Support