Children's Mental Health Week
We know that life is all about taking small, brave steps and we see that every week in school. Bravery could be about sharing worries and asking for help when you need it, trying something new or making the right choices. Today, in assembly, I will be using the example of Matilda (Roald Dahl) who showed bravery to stand up to all the adults in her life to do what was right. She is a fantastic role model - in many (not all) ways - to children about finding their brave - a quality which we encourage of all our children.
Operation Encompass Drop In Session
As part of our partnership with Sunderland City Council and Northumbria Police, on a project named Operation Encompass, The Next Steps, which aims to form part of a wider strategy to break the cycle of Domestic Abuse through education and support.
The project helps students learn the importance of friendships, relationships, emotions and rules so they can live and work together safely.
Our school also benefits from having a School Safeguarding Liaison Officers, Alex Hillery, who has delivered age appropriate material on domestic abuse, friendships, relationships and emotions.
She is also available in school for an arranged drop in session so that parents can talk about issues they may have around relationships and domestic abuse.
There is drop in session in school from 8.30am tomorrow (MON). If you would like to take advantage of this please report to the Main Visitors Reception from 8.30am where a member of staff will show you to the designated room. This will be done with as much confidentiality as possible and children will have an area where they will be cared for.
Seaburn Dene Scroll of Honour
Thanks to Mr Good for suggesting the idea - but it is always been a passion of mine to celebrate and demonstrate our students learning beyond the classroom. There is so much talent squeezed into our school, that in order to build on it - we need to share it. Today, in assembly, I will start to celebrate some of the achievements sent to me via Class Dojo, that are children have achieved beyond the school gates. From sport, to conquering their fears and the outdoors - it is a long list, which has already added to what we know is happening after school and at weekends. Please email your child's photograph and some details to me via email@example.com