At Ashton Gate Primary School, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health. We recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. All children go through ups and downs during their school career and some face significant life events. According to the Mental Health Foundation, 10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental problem.
At Ashton Gate, we use 'Zones of Regulation' to support all pupils in the awareness and development of thier own emotions and emotional regulation. Every classroom has regulation stations where pupils are taught strategies to allow them to move effectively between zones.