How primary schools can engage children with mental health and wellbeing

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26 March 2021

March 2021 saw several milestones in our journey with the coronavirus pandemic, as schools in England welcomed all pupils back to the classroom for the second time. We also marked the one-year anniversary since the first national lockdown and school closures, events which brought huge challenge and uncertainty for families up and down the country. For the youngest children in our society, and those with additional needs, this period of disruption to routines and environments has been particularly challenging.

Like many schools, at LEO Academy Trust we sought to make mental health awareness an integral part of our teaching and learning, which is why we developed our own Pupil Wellbeing Strategy,


● H – holistic support

● A – aspirations

● P – physical wellbeing

● P – positivity

● Y – ‘You’ matter

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