5. What support will there be for my child's overall wellbeing?
Aston is an inclusive school: we welcome and celebrate diversity. All staff appreciate the importance of children having high self-esteem in order to achieve positive well-being and we strive for children to feel safe and secure when in our care.
The class teacher has overall responsibility for the pastoral, medical and social care of every child in their class; this would be the parents’ first point of contact. Children who are allocated a 1:1 teaching assistant through additional funding, will also work closely with them. If further support is required, the class teacher can liaise with the SENDCo for further advice and support.
All teachers, teaching assistants and mid day supervisors have first aid qualifications and are able to administer medication to children that has been prescribed by a doctor. This medication must be labelled clearly with the child’s name and the date on which it was prescribed. If medication is to be given in school, a form must be completed in the school office. Medication that has been delivered is recorded and securely kept in school.
Children who have asthma keep their inhalers in their classroom. This is given to the children by the teaching assistant within their classroom or they may self-medicate if this has been previously approved.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
http://www.mymind.org.uk is an NHS website run by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership CAMHS. This site has been developed for everyone interested in the mental health and well being of children and young people across Cheshire and Wirral.
Children are also taught about their mental health through the use of My Happy Mind.