Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

office@sutton-valence.kent.sch.uk

Sutton Valence Primary School

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Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

Recent and Upcoming SEND events

 

The Contented Child

 Following the success of previous workshop, The Contented Child are running a series of new workshops in the February 2020 half term. "Autism Awareness" and "Taming Your Temper" are now available and can be booked on the website by clicking here.

 

Furthermore, there are additional workshops coming up in November that may by of interest to you. Find out more information about these here. 

 

Fantastic Fred

In March 2019, The NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Kent launched an exciting new Good Mental Health Matters resource for Kent Primary school children and on 25th June 2019 they visited Sutton Valence Primary School with their touring, pop-up inflatable classroom to deliver a live, fun, interactive and educational mental health resource to our pupils.

 

All children took part, learning about simple and memorable ways to look after their mental health, with the letters of Fred's name representing the areas of educational focus:

 

  • Food - Eating the right foods
  • Rest - Getting enough sleep 
  • Exercise - Being active
  • Digital - Managing time spent online   

 

The Fantastic Fred Experience is part of the Good Mental Health Matters campaign to raise awareness of mental health among young people in Kent, and equip children at a very early age to improve lifelong emotional resilience. The NHS believes that it is essential to reach Primary school-aged children and teach them positive ways in which they can look after their mental health, therefore hopefully preventing young people from developing mental health challenges as they get older.

 

Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the workshops, which took place inside a large and brightly coloured inflatable dome on the school field! They all went home with a bright blue wristband and a booklet to share with family members including tips to look after your mental health.

 

Thank you Fantastic Fred, for coming to our school!