Health and Wellbeing

At Torre C of E Academy, we are committed to promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing to all students, their families and members of staff and governors. At Torre, our vision is ‘We live life in all its fullness’. This includes everyone in our school community.

To support pupils with their wellbeing, we provide a range of strategies. We dedicate time to promote a positive wellbeing within our PHSE curriculum. We use resources from We Eat Elephants to support our teaching. When needed, children have access to pastoral support, Thrive, nurture provision and worry boxes. We also have child listening mentors. We teach and practice mindfulness and hold daily Healthy bodies, Healthy mind sessions. We have gained the Mental Health Award - Silver.

For parents, we provide family support drop-ins and have provided sessions to help with supporting children with anxiety at home. We have also held parent/carer forums with the focus of supporting their child’s mental health.

Furthermore, we recognise that our staff are our most important resource and are valued, supported and encouraged to develop personally and professionally within a caring, purposeful learning community. We have a policy for all staff to ensure a positive work/life balance which staff have contributed to.

Please also find below the website from the Torbay School Nursing Team. This new website is now live and has been updated with lots of useful information and guidance for parents and children.