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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Oasis Academy Clarksfield we believe that good social, emotional and mental wellbeing can create the foundations for healthy behaviours and improved educational attainment. This is embedded in all aspects of our wide, varied and inclusive curriculum.

We use Oldham's whole school approach, 'Supporting Young Minds Through Tough Times' to review and plan our practice and work closely with families, outside agencies and the children themselves to promote effective emotional health and mental wellbeing awareness, guidance, support and intervention.

At Oasis Academy Clarksfield our provision is constantly evolving. Currently we encourage daily physical activity such as the daily mile, celebrate our successes in a weekly whole school assembly, host children’s yoga club and encourage participation through Commando Joe character formation programme. For targeted groups of pupils we offer Morning Club to start the day in a positive way, nurturing midday supervision and Emotional Literacy Interventions and MIND sessions. For higher need pupils we work with Healthy Young Minds to support individual pupils and Early Help to support whole families.  

We are currently taking part in the GM Mentally Healthy School Pilot where school leaders are being trained to become Mental Health Champions, support staff are being trained to become Mental Health First aiders and selected pupils are being trained to become Young Mental Health Champions. Some of our KS2 children are also working closely with Youth Sport Trust.  

Oasis Clarksfield’s lead teacher for emotional health and mental wellbeing, and your first contact for any questions or issues is Mrs Norris (SENCo/ Associate Principal). Our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant is Miss Nichola Beswick. Mrs Norris is available on the school gate each morning to help in any way or to answer any questions you may have.