Congratulations to Linthorpe Community Primary School (LCPS) HeadStarters who have been awarded their HeadStarters Silver Award this week.
12 Year 6 pupils at the primary school started their journey on the HeadStarters Educational Pathway last academic year working towards their Bronze Award before taking an active role within the school community.
They have supported other pupils as Peer Mentors and ran wellbeing clubs in the school’s intervention space – the SHACK – all year. The SHACK, which stands for Super Happy and Calm Kids, is an outdoor summer house in the playground for one-to-one and small group work and is also used as a safe space for children at lunchtimes.
The SHACK was part-funded by the School Sustainability Grant the school received upon achieving their Silver Award within the HeadStart School Standard.
One of the LCPS HeadStarters told us that “During lunchtimes, we help with clubs at the SHACK so other students can talk to us about their feelings, speak about problems they might have and be in a calm environment if they need someone to play with”.
They’ve also helped to keep the local area tidy with a litter pick. These pupils will now work towards their Gold Award by mentoring the next group of HeadStarters in school who are currently in Year 5.
Well done to all the HeadStarters at LCPS!
Linthorpe Community Primary School (LCPS), based in Middlesbrough, have been a HeadStart school since 2016. LCPS were the first primary school in the area to achieve the HeadStart Gold Standard as part of the School Quality Standard in November 2017, highlighting the work that has been done to create effective and sustainable support for the emotional wellbeing of students and further building on the good practice already in place at the school prior.
Published: December 5