Health & Wellbeing
Some quick and easy ways to keep Healthy Bodies!
Check your child’s book bag - we regularly give out leaflets with information regarding sporting clubs and activities,
including free opportunities, for after school, holidays and weekends.
Check this A-Z of Sport and Leisure in our local area! This has hundreds of sports clubs and activities, available for all age ranges.
Try the Outdoor Fitness Playground in the Archery Recreation Ground (Seaside) or in Adur Park in Stone Cross!
Keep hydrated! A re-usable bottle can be bought for less than 20p at Tesco! Aim to drink at least 1 litre of water a day to keep yourself fresh.
Out of inspiration for cooking? Try googling ‘healthy, quick recipes’ or ‘healthy food on a budget’, or ‘time saving recipes’ and you will be spoilt for choice!
Make a meal planner - a fantastic way to ensure you aren’t making those ‘quick-fixes’ in a rush that aren’t as good for us! Plan ahead, and when you have time, bulk cook! Meal planning also helps you save a great amount on your food budget.
At Langney Primary Academy, we understand the importance of ensuring our whole-school community lead healthy and happy lifestyles. We are dedicated to the mental, physical and emotional health and well-being of our children, families and staff and we know that children can only achieve their best when they are feeling their best, inside and out.
We actively promote physical and emotional health and equip our pupils with the understanding and skills they need to make informed decisions about their health, both now and in the future. As such, our pupils are eager enthusiasts for healthy living and well-being.
By championing healthy eating, healthy lifestyles and emotional and mental health and
well-being, we want to continue to raise standards and improve levels of pupil
To support our aims, we have achieved the Well-being Award for
Schools (WAS), helping us to continue to improve and develop the standards and
practises that ensure we are a healthy community.
We are a Thrive Ambassador School and have several qualified Thrive Practitioners. The Thrive Approach draws on insights from the fields of neuroscience, attachment theory and child development to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development. Thrive equips adults to work in a targeted way with children and young people who may need support to re-engage with life and learning.
WHO IS INVOLVED WITH THRIVE AT LANGNEY PRIMARY?
Mrs T Compton - Licensed Thrive practitioner and Family Thrive
Miss M Pollard - Licensed Thrive practitioner
Mrs L Rodemark - Licensed Thrive practitioner
Mrs W Thompson - Licensed Thrive practitioner
Mrs N Pickford - Licensed Early Years Thrive Practitioner
Physical, Mental, Social and Emotional Health are intrinsically linked. At Langney Primary Academy, we give every opportunity for children and adults to be active and lead healthy lifestyles.
All Year 1- Year 6 pupils have 1 x 60 min Physical Education games (invasion and net/wall games, athletics, orienteering problem solving) lesson a week and 1 x 45 mins Physical Education movement lesson a week (Health Related Fitness, or supporting activities e.g. yoga, dance, gymnastics.)
We offer a wide variety of physical extra-curricular activities over the course of the academic year (many are seasonal) including boys and girls football, athletics, yoga, hockey, karate, fencing and tag rugby to name a few.
Every class in years 3-6 have a weekly swimming lesson for at least a term, with extra lessons provided for those that are not yet able to swim 25m unaided during year 6.
Our school dinners are provided by an external catering company, Pabulum, who "Recognise the crucial role they play in shaping young people’s development with healthy school meals and nutritionally balanced dishes that bring fresh, locally sourced ingredients to the table".
We offer opportunities for children to try a new fruit or vegetable that they may not have tasted before, in "Try it Tuesday."
Our fantastic wrap-around care consists of Breakfast Club, Sunrise Club, Twilights Club and Sunsets Club that all offer healthy snacks for our children.
We run numerous whole-school activities each year that encourage taking part in a physical activity whilst having tons of fun! We often raise money during these events too, such as Race For Life, the Reindeer Run, Rowathon, Mini Marathon and Bike to School Days.
Here at Langney Primary Academy, we fully appreciate our Motto of ‘Active Body, Healthy Mind’ and vice versa. We endeavour to take care of our whole health - emotionally, mentally, socially and physically. Here are a few ways that we take care of our minds and emotional well being in our school:
Every Monday, the Head of School leads an assembly with a focus on our motto and our school values. Past assemblies have included a focus on how to recognise our feelings, who we can talk to if we need help, appreciation for all we have and looking at the world with our glass half full.
We offer bespoke counselling services and work with the Mental Health Support Teams from the University of Brighton.
We are proud to be a ‘THRIVE Approach’ school, with all staff undertaking regular THRIVE training and numerous THRIVE practitioners supporting children. Most recently, we also deliver "Family THRIVE," working alongside selected parents/carers.
Our PSHE curriculum has been specifically chosen to support children’s social, emotional and mental health, to ensure it helps our learners become caring, supportive and well-equipped members of society.
"Wellbeing Warriors" are our pupil leaders in every class to support their peers. All Wellbeing Warriors have attended bespoke training in supporting Mental Health in others and modelling effective self care. There are age appropriate Wellbeing areas in every classroom.
Yoga and mindfulness sessions happen throughout the school for children where breathing and relaxation is a focus.
Our "Change Team" leads on important Health & Wellbeing initiatives and updates, decisions and plans in relation to the school community’s health and well-being. Our Change Team consists of a variety of adults, parents/carers and pupils from the school who have a great passion for ensuring the health and well-being of our whole school community is taken care of, and that information is readily available to all who require and would like it.
Health in Mind
The free NHS service for residents of East Sussex experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood. Their skilled therapists provide the support you need to feel positive and in control again. Rapid access courses, secure online referral, one to one therapy, by phone, online and face to face. Available across East Sussex
Tel: 03000 030 130
Get Well, Stay Well, Prevent Crisis
Drop in support for adults (aged 16 years +) available
5 days a week. Find more information about this service
Tel: 01323 405330
Sussex Community Counselling
Low-cost counselling by a BACP-accredited service offered in Newhaven, Lewes, Hailsham and Eastbourne (includes funded youth counselling in the Havens area).
Find more information about this service
Tel: 01273 519108
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
(grievance support for children)
East Sussex Community Information Service
This website offers advice on ‘Advice, Support and Law’, ‘Family Services’, ‘Health’ and ‘Transport and Environment’ information.
Open for Parents Website
Information, advice and support for parents and carers who want to support their child’s development and well-being, who may be experiencing some difficulty with managing their child’s behaviour or who simply want some tips and strategies for dealing with common childhood and teen issues. We want everyone in a parenting role in East Sussex to feel supported and ensure that East Sussex is a great place to grow up.
Raising children can be a physical and emotional roller-coaster! And that’s why mums and dads need all the support they can get – not only to help them through the joys and challenges of being a parent, but also to keep their own relationship strong.
Parenting teenagers can be challenging and many parents find it hard to adapt to changes in their child's behaviour as they grow up. Here you'll find lots of practical advice on how to deal with common teen issues.
Lists groups that offer help with everything from housing to caring for others.
The forum for parent carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in East Sussex
0808 2000 247
0300 999 5428 LGBT helpline
Mental Health and Well-being support
Offering advice and guidance to parents to help them support their children
"Health can be defined as physical, mental, and social well-being, and as a resource for living a full life"
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
World Health Organisation