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Mental Health

Positive mental health and emotional well-being is vital for our pupils. Our method of teaching and learning - Positive Learning Power - supports our pupils in school and The Orion is a very happy and positive place to be and to learn in.


When children have significant challenges in their lives we are able to provide them with some additional support for their emotional well-being. The leadership team offer additional pastoral support to many children, children are referred to one of several counsellors and therapists who work in the school, children are supported by Barnet Integrated Clinical Services by referral and CAMHS.


We teach the children about their mental well-being through PSHE lessons, assemblies and through our whole school ethos. We promote mental and emotional health amongst the parent community, through coffee mornings, visiting experts and school newsletters.


There are lots of resources for children and parents to tap into below but if you are worried about your child's mental health see one of the senior team at school or speak to your child's teacher.

Ollee is a digital friend for children aged 8-11 – created by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need's A Million & Me initiative. It helps them explore feelings around school, family, friends and the world – and share advice with a parent or trusted adult.

Meet Ollee - a digital friend for children aged 8-11

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