We are beginning to offer a wide range of additional supports for our pupils and families as part of a nurture package. We have a fully functioning Nurture Suite in the centre of the school with access to our outdoor classroom; both being rennovated over this year to provide a welcoming space. We offer Nurture Lunches; a special time for pupils who may have emotional needs, friendship difficulties or just need a little more encouragement to come out of their shells. We also offer a range of intervention groups across the school as well as more bespoke help for individuals within class.
In addition to the support we offer our pupils, we now use the space to deliver our Knitter Natter groups (the last Monday of the month) where we can have a cuppa and a cake and chat about a range of things we can do to help the children. We often have speakers who come along to the meetings or activities that you can share with your children.
Stay and Play
Our Baby and Toddler group has been relaunched this Autumn and runs twice monthly on a Monday morning. Please take a look at our leaflet or ask Mrs Wood for more information.
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Highgate School is committed to supporting and developing the positive mental health and well-being of our school community (including pupils, staff and parents).
Mental health requires the development of emotional and social skills for which and may be defined as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
Highgate is committed to promoting positive physical and mental health in our school, to reinforce children’s academic achievements and physical development, through improving well-being and enabling children to thrive and reach their full potential.
Highgate has a culture, ethos and environment where the mental and physical health, resilience and wellbeing of pupils and staff is promoted through:
Our Resilience and Well-Being Champion
Mrs Wood is our Champion for Resilience and Well-being. She supports the school, as Lead of the Nurture Team, to ensure we are providing a wide range of opportunities to promote mental health and well-being.
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