Well-being

Well-being

At Seal Primary Academy we believe the well-being of staff and pupils is fundamental to the health of the whole school. Our aim is that all staff and children are more resilient, more focused, less stressed, more open and able to cope with life’s pressures together.

Our staff support children’s wellbeing in the following ways:

We have access to a Play Therapist for children who need a short focussed piece of work to deal with specific issues or worries.

We will work one to one with pupils to support them with issues both at home and school.

We teach children about feeling good, being healthy and caring for themselves through our everyday teaching, circle times, PSHE and science lessons and through assemblies.

We teach our children Psychology and Philosophy through discrete lessons. Our children learn to understand how their brain works and how we can be more resilient in life.

We have trained mental health first aiders working in school.

Physical Fitness

Each class, at Seal, has timetabled PE lessons every week. Sports include: rounders, hockey, gymnastics, swimming, football, athletics and many more.

We are part of the TKAT Academy Trust and are privileged to participate in the annual TKAT Games each summer. We join more than 40 other TKAT schools at a big national stadium to compete.



School Dinners

At Seal, we have a school Catering company called Chartwells providing our School Dinners. Chartwells cook hot and cold meals every day for pupils. Children are offered water or milk to drink with their school dinner. Menus are available on our website and are also sent home to ensure all pupils are clear about the menu choices for that term. School dinners are designed to meet the standards for schools set by the Food Standard Agency.

Snacks

All pupils in EYFS, Years 1 and 2 are offered fruit or vegetables as a snack in the morning. We encourage all pupils to bring in healthy snacks of fruit, vegetables or cereal bars for eating during the morning break.

Water

At Seal, we ask that every pupil uses a drinking bottle every day. Pupils will bring their bottles home each evening to ensure they are kept clean and hygienic. If a child’s bottle empties during the school day, they will be encouraged to fill it from the drinking water taps located in or near every classroom. Children will be encouraged to drink water in school.