Friday Bulletin – 11th May 2018

11 May 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.

The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Most children grow up mentally healthy, but surveys suggest that more children and young people have problems with their mental health today than 30 years ago. That’s probably because of changes in the way we live now and how that affects the experience of growing up.

At Kells Lane, we strongly believe in the importance of a healthy mind. In order to support children in this, school applied to take part in an evidence based project called the Education for Wellbeing Programme, run by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. I have recently been informed that we have been chosen to take part in the research programme in September 2018. Taking part in this research will be beneficial to our children as it provides teachers with a toolkit designed to support children’s mental health. There are three main parts to the project: Mindfulness, Relaxation and Strategies for Safety & Wellbeing.

The outcomes of the research will eventually be published in a report to the Department for Education, helping to shape decision making and mental health intervention. You can find out more by following this link https://www.annafreud.org/.

Have a great weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler

Headteacher

 

Dates for your diary:

Monday 14th May – Friday 18th May 2018

  • Year 6 SATS week
Friday 18th May 2018

  • Royal Wedding Garden Party in school (11.30 – 1)
Tuesday 22nd May 2018

  • Year 5 visit to Bowes Museum
Friday 25th May 2018

  • Non uniform day in school (£1 donation for our playground project would be greatly appreciated)
Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 2018 (inclusive)

  • Half term holiday
Monday 4th June 2018

  • World of Work Week in school
Wednesday 6th June 2018

  • Year 2 visit to Hamsterley Forest
Monday 11th June – Thursday 14th June 2018

  • Year 6 residential to North Wales
Tuesday 19th June 2018

  • ‘ZooLab’ visiting Early Years
Thursday 21st June 2018

  • Early Years visit to Wallington Hall
Saturday 30th June 2018

  • Transition Day – visit your child’s class teacher for September
Friday 6th July 2018

  • Summer Fair (3pm – 4.30pm)
Monday 9th July 2018

  • KLSF school disco
  • Health and Wellbeing Week in school
Friday 13th July 2018

  • Sports Day at Joseph Swan Academy (Years 3 – 6 in the morning, Early Years and Years 1 and 2 in the afternoon – all parents welcome)
Thursday 19th July 2018

  • Last day of term