“Placing the needs of pupils at the centre of decision making has united the school’s focus ‘to live life in all its fullness” SIAMS Inspection March 2024

Wellbeing in primary school is a critical aspect of a child's overall development, encompassing their emotional, social, physical, and mental health. Fostering a supportive environment in these formative years lays the foundation for lifelong health and success. Our curriculum enables children to step out of their comfort zone and live life in all its fullness!


Emotional Wellbeing

Emotional Support: At Hunton CEP School, teachers and staff create a nurturing atmosphere where children feel valued and understood. Open communication and active listening, utilising a ‘trusted adult’ approach, help children express their feelings and concerns.

Resilience Building: Coping skills, problem-solving, and emotional regulation are vital tools, which help children regulate emotions and bounce back from challenges.


Social Wellbeing

Positive Relationships: Encouraging positive interactions among peers through group activities and collaborative projects fosters a sense of belonging and community.

Conflict Resolution: Teaching conflict resolution skills and promoting empathy helps children develop healthy relationships and navigate social scenarios effectively.


Physical Wellbeing

Active Lifestyle: Regular physical activity is essential for physical health and also improves concentration, mood, and academic performance. At Hunton CEP School we integrate ample opportunities for play, sports, and exercise.

Healthy Nutrition: Access to nutritious meals and snacks supports physical growth and cognitive function. Nutrition education can instil lifelong healthy eating habits, evident in our PE, PSHE and DT lessons.

“Hunton is a community rich in exceptional relationships where adults and pupils live well together” SIAMS Inspection March 2024

Mental Wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness: Educating children about mental health normalises conversations around it and reduces stigma.


Academic Wellbeing

Engaging Curriculum: A balanced and engaging curriculum that includes arts, music, and hands-on learning can boost motivation and creativity. Tailoring education to diverse learning styles ensures all children can thrive.

Supportive Learning Environment: Providing support and recognising achievements builds confidence and encourages a positive attitude towards learning, through scaffolding, resources and the use of our working walls.


Community and Parental Involvement

Parental Engagement: Strong partnerships between schools and families enhance student wellbeing. Regular communication and involving parents in school activities create a cohesive support network.  Parents are actively encouraged to join the Hunton CEP School PTFA, and volunteer readers are always welcome in school.

Community Programs: Collaborating with local organisations to offer extracurricular activities and support services enriches the school experience and extends learning beyond the classroom.  Examples of this include Re-start  A Heart, Kent Cricket (with award-winning coach Adrian Crust) and Maidstone United Football Club, amongst many others.

“Children are treasured in this school” SIAMS Inspection March 2024

Safety and Security

Safe Environment: Ensuring the school is a safe place, free from bullying and harassment, is fundamental. Implementing clear policies and providing training for staff and students on safety and respect is essential. 

Emergency Preparedness: Preparing for emergencies and providing support during crises protect the physical and emotional wellbeing of students.


Holistic Approach

Whole-School Approach: Integrating wellbeing into the school culture through policies, practices, and curriculum ensures a comprehensive approach. Prioritising wellbeing in primary schools involves a multifaceted approach that addresses the emotional, social, physical, and mental health needs of children. By creating a supportive and inclusive environment, Hunton CEP School can help children develop the skills and resilience needed for a healthy, fulfilling life.



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