Emotionally Friendly Schools
Lewis Street Primary School and Christ Church CE Primary School recognise that children's physical and emotional health and well-being is fundamental and also believe that for children to thrive within our community, their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development should be fostered and supported. Emotional Health and Well Being has a very high profile within our schools.
The School is working towards Emotionally Friendly Schools Accreditation (EFS). This is an award led by Salford Local Authority and has very rigorous criteria.
We also have clear Safeguarding and Health and Safety Policies.
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) provides a context for supporting children's wellbeing through teaching and learning.
Our EFS Champions are Sarah Miles, Trudie Ottiwell, Tracey Redgrave and Charlene Skeels. Children and parents can approach any of these adults for support at any time.
National Nurturing Schools Programme
Lewis Street Primary School and Christ Church CE Primary School are also completing The National Nurturing Schools Programme. This programme allows staff to develop and embed a nurturing culture throughout our schools. This enhances teaching and learning and promotes healthy outcomes for children and young people by focusing on emotional needs and development as well as academic learning in a whole-school environment. We applied for The National Nurturing School Award and were successful in achieving this in February 2020.
The programme is based on the six principles of nurture which are: