Keeping Healthy & Safe
At Ryhill Junior, Infant and Nursery School, we are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our school community, including pupils, staff and parents.
We are proud to have received the Healthy Wakefield Charter Mark for the last 3 years as a result of our work on wellbeing .
As a school, we recognise that there has never been a more crucial time to ensure that pupils receive the right mental health and wellbeing support and such this continues to be at the forefront of our plans this year.
In order to ensure all of our pupils are able to reach their full potential academically, socially and personally, we work hard to ensure that positive health and wellbeing awareness and support are prominent throughout school. Alongside our comprehensive PSHE and science curriculum, we make wellbeing a focus through:
- Taking part in the Wakefield Healthy Charter initiative every year since its launch in 2020
- Participating in national wellbeing days such as the Hello Yellow campaign for World Mental Health Day and BNS Healthy Eating Week
- Offering health and wellbeing after school clubs and during playtimes
- Having a dedicated health and wellbeing team in school
- Having pupil wellbeing ambassadors
- Keeping parents up to date with wellbeing initiatives and signposting via termly Wellbeing Newsletters
- Having dedicated calm spaces in school such as the Zen Den for pupils
- Working alongside Future In Mind to ensure effective targeted and individual support for pupils and families where needed
These are just some of the many things happening in school to support our pupils and community. In addition, this page will help to signpost websites, information resources and additional support and help should you or your child(ren) need it but please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further information.
The Zen Den
Our new Zen Den offers our children a calming and relaxing outdoor space which aims to promote positive health and wellbeing. Inside the hut are reflection areas with regularly updated tasks designed to encourage and allow children to think and engage in positive thoughts that will help to build confidence, self-esteem, spirituality and mindfulness. The calming corner also provides an area for any child who may need time and space to regulate or reflect on their emotions and feelings.
Using funding from our PTFA, we have created a new room in school which offers a calming, safe space for pupils throughout school to use. The Snug is equipped with a range of sensory resources including music and lighting, alongside resources to support pupils to self-regulate and/or deal with difficult emotions.
Mental Health First Aiders
|Mrs Kenyon||Deputy Headteacher|
|Mrs Duffy||Teacher (SENCo)|
|Mrs Byers||Teaching Assistant|
|Mrs Shuttler||Teaching Assistant / Learning Mentor|
An online resource for children and young people in Wakefield to find information and advice, plus self-help tips.
Children’s Sleep Charity
For any further support, advice or information, please get in touch with Mrs Kenyon via the school office or Class Dojo.