At Burlington Danes Primary Academy, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
We have a range of programmes and resources to support children and families.
Please see details of some of our strategies below.
West London Zone
West London Zone is a 2-year programme which is a personalised and intensive package of support tailored to each child's unique strengths, needs and aspirations. They provide additional opportunities and experiences for a set number of pupils throughout the school.
Each child has a Link Worker who works with them throughout the two years. Alongside this, children have the opportunity to work with various external partners on a termly basis. Together with their Link Worker, each student works out a plan for how they will achieve their future goals. This focuses them on what they are already good at and how they want to develop, as well as identifying any areas where they might want some extra help.
Our West London Zone Link Worker for BDPA is Miss Walsh who is based in the school daily, working with Early Years and Primary students.
Education Mental Health Practitioner Service (MIND)
The school’s Education Mental Health Practitioner, Liliya Dankova, is available to support parents of children who may experience difficulties with their emotions, behaviour and routines.
If you would like a referral to the MIND team, then you can complete the form in this link:Parent referral form
For more information, please speak to:
Miss Stanislaus (Assistant Headteacher and Head of Inclusion)
Parent Gym is a series of six sessions proven to increase parents’ skills and confidence and so improve the behaviour and wellbeing of their children. This programme has been designed by leading psychologists and is suitable for parents of children aged 2-11. The sessions are highly interactive and participative. The six sessions follow different themes.
For more information, please speak to: Miss Walsh (WLZ link worker)
We also provide:
- Place2Be through our West London Zone partnership.
- Qualified Mental Health Fist Aiders.
- Staff who have received training in ‘An Introduction to Mental Health’, delivered by Place2Be.