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 PSHE 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) Give us a Shout (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