Here at Lisle Marsden, we are very fortunate to have a dedicated team of staff that work closely to ensure that pupil well-being is at the heart of everything we do. The work that we do is vital in removing barriers and ensuring that children can live a life in all its fullness.
Meet the team
Mrs Smart – Leader of Distinctive Christian Ethos and Pupil well-being champion
Mrs Scotter – Designated safe guarding lead
Mr Dodsworth – Assistant head teacher and SENCO
Miss Lingard- Pupil Well-being & Sport enrichment lead
Miss Mottershead - Pupil Well-being & SEN teacher
Mrs Olufowobi – Pupil Well-being & learning mentor
Mrs Hilton – Pupil Well-being & SEN mentor
Mrs Axcell - Pupil Well-being & SEN mentor
Exercise and mental health for young people
Research clearly states that exercise has many benefits in keeping our heart, body and our minds healthy. Evidence has shown that, exercise can help with anxiety, the risk of depression and protects you from stress. In children, it has been shown to:
- Help body confidence and self -esteem
- Concentration during lessons
- Better sleep
- Better outlook on life
- Maintain a healthy and build strong bones, muscles and joints
Our Pupil Well-being & sport enrichment lead ensures that children have access to a range of sports from cricket to Yoga. Furthermore, we have also invested in an outside gym on the playground that children have access to during different sessions during the day.
This year, our Year six children developed an area of land as a well-being garden for the Lincolnshire Show. This is a project that was researched, led and carried out by the children. The area, designed, included a spiritual area, a relaxation area, a craft area and a wildlife garden. We are hoping to build upon the fantastic work started by the Year six children in the next academic year.
Happy to be Me
Mrs Olufowobi runs a six-week programme, once a week, focusing on pupil well- being. During the course, the children work on key skills and can earn certificates, badges and medals.
The aims of the programme are to:
- Build confidence in different situations
- Promote team work
- Learning about making good choices
- Improve Self-esteem
- Teach and develop effective communication strategies