Wellbeing and Additional Support
At Southfield, we aim to have an inclusive, diverse and caring community as the back bone of our infrastructure.
We are committed to ensuring all children feel safe and cared for. Unhappy children are unable to focus on the learning at hand and expecting them to do so without emotional support is unrealistic.
“By building a child’s social and emotional capabilities we enable children to be happily engaged with other and with society, and to learn, to develop fully, to attain and to achieve. In essence, it delivers school ready, life ready, and child ready member of society.” (The Allen Report 2011).
What Parents Can Do To Support Their Child
As adults, we play an important role in teaching children and young people how to understand and manage their feelings when they grow up.
- Find time to talk, just the two of you – ‘Check in’ with them while you are doing things together, so they get used to talking about their feelings.
- Play together – Play helps them to be curious, learn new things, solve problems and express feelings without words.
- Be a role-model – Show how you cope with difficult feelings and look after yourself.
Click on the links below to find out more ways to support your children with their emotional, mental and physical well-being.