Wellbeing

A simple way we look at wellbeing is feeling happy, comfortable and healthy. At Biddenham we consider your child’s wellbeing to be vitally important, as research has consistently shown there is a clear link between wellbeing and academic performance and achievement.

Our commitment to Wellbeing led us to be a founder member of the Youth Sport Trust's National Well Schools Movement.

There are a variety of ways in which we aim to support young people's wellbeing and we hope this also helps you to understand and support your child, as well as giving them the tools to maintain their own wellbeing.

Wellbeing at Biddenham School


Tier 1: Universal (for everyone)
Health and wellbeing curriculum in Essential Life Skills (ELS) and weekly wellbeing tutor time activities.
Student and parent/carer advice via our Self-Care Tips.


Tier 2: Children who may be vulnerable to mental health difficulties. In house school support
Sixth Form mentoring
Tutor time sessions in the Sanctuary
Sanctuary support (drop ins or one to one support)
Kooth (online counselling) 

 

Tier 3: Moderate to more severe mental health difficulties (specialist services available to Biddenham students)
Aquarius
Bedford Open Door counselling
CAMHS
CHUMS
Early Help
School nursing service

If you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing please do not hesitate to contact their Tutor or Head of Year.

We hope you find this information useful.

Mrs Abigail Speight
Wellbeing Lead

abigail.speight@biddenham.beds.sch.uk

Advice for Parents and Carers

Advice for Students

Self-Care