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Pupil Wellbeing

At Offord Primary School we are committed to providing an inclusive, happy, stimulating and challenging environment where everyone’s potential is valued, enabling them to become confident members of the wider community with respect for themselves and others. 

Our key aims in supporting each child’s wellbeing, are to help support each child to:-

  • Recognise their own strengths and difficulties.
  • Develop self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Work and play co-operatively.
  • Compete fairly, win and lose with grace and dignity and respect all others.
  • Recover from setbacks and persist in the face of difficulties.
  • Make and sustain friendships.
  • Recognise and stand up for their own rights and the rights of others.
  • Be able to solve problems alone and with the help of others.
  • Manage feelings such as frustration, anger and anxiety.
  • Understand and value the differences between people.


We believe that by nurturing each child’s well-being, children will become effective and successful learners.

Social & Emotional Support

At Offord Primary School, our children are valued as individuals. We strive to support the general wellbeing of the children by helping them to become emotionally and mentally resilient. We understand the importance of children's wellbeing and good mental health and the impact this can have on the ability to learn. 

Mrs Lynette Webb is our Pastoral Support Lead, supporting parents and children with wellbeing issues. She runs intervention sessions and one to one support sessions to meet the needs of children in our designated pastoral room, ‘the Nest.’   She has excellent links with outside agencies who can also support children and their families.

More information can read by clicking the link to our Mental Health and Wellbeing policy.

Below are also links to two websites which provide useful guidance and signposts to support parents and families.

Better health - Every Mind Matters from the NHS

Anna Freud - Advice and Guidance for Parents and Carers

Medicines in School

Most children from time to time will need to take medication due to childhood illnesses

Short-Term Medicines

For children receiving a short term course of prescribed medicine, parent/carers will be invited to come into school during the day to administer this treatment. Alternatively parents/carers can administer the medication just before school begins and/or as soon as possible when children leave school.  School staff will not administer short term prescribed medication.

Long-Term Medicines

For children with long-term medical needs the school will meet with the parent/carers, health professionals and, where appropriate, other agencies before the child begins school. 
Parent/carers will complete a request for the school to administer medication. The Headteacher will then complete a form giving agreement for the medication to be administered.  The school will not give medicine to any child unless the parent/carers complete the form and the Headteacher has agreed that school staff can administer the medication.

All medication must be in a container clearly labelled with the child’s name, date of birth and medication name.

The school will not dispose of medicines; parent/carers will be asked to do so. Medication will be sent home at the end of each school year and not stored in school.

Where manufacturers’ instructions require that medication is stored in a temperature controlled environment this will be stored in the school’s refrigerator. 

Parent/carers must not send any medicines, including those bought over the counter, into school for pupils to self-medicate.

The school records details each and every time a child takes medication during the school day, and restricts the number of people permitted to administer/supervise the process. All medication is locked securely away in the school office.  

Parents will be asked to complete and sign a Mediciation Permission Form each time they bring medicine into school for their child. Offord's Medication in School policy is available to download on this page.

Sun Cream

When the weather is warm, parent/carers are asked to put long lasting sun cream on to children before they come to school. Children can also bring sun cream with them but they must be able to use it independently as staff are not allowed to apply it. Younger children will be supported in learning how to apply sun cream to their bodies.



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