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🖌️ Enterprise week is an event where pupils can use their creative sides and business minds⚖️ Classes are competing to develop a product to sell to the public🪙 Money made will go towards a charity of the winning classes choice🗓️ Wednesday 28th June at pic.twitter.com/iXS7XrPibf

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📢 Breakfast Club is now Available!🥣 Cereal, Toast and refreshments available🕒 7:45am - 8:45am Monday - Friday💳 £3 per pupil📄 To book, visit the ParentPay website: https://t.co/vSwnwPJnGZ pic.twitter.com/LY37MLQDqa


🔥 What a way to end a half term!This morning we were joined by Joe Wicks for a full school work out!Thank you to all the staff and parents who joined in with the children.Thank you for all your continued support, have a lovely half term break! 🌞 pic.twitter.com/UpgdQDg5g1


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👑 HAPPY & GLORIOUS!🇬🇧 The Great British weather couldn't dampen spirits as our primary schools held celebration events to mark The Coronation of King Charles III pic.twitter.com/G8pf893cDz


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🐰 Did you spot the BMAT Bunny out and about delivering eggs to our schools?☀️ We hope you're all enjoying the break.🐥 Thank you to and Comfort Aquatics for your contributions to our egg run. pic.twitter.com/YxrQl54bDB


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📢 We're Hiring! have a vacancy for a Class Teacher📝 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/FrJClz95qV

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Teachers are looking younger these days. As are office assistants and site managers. Pupils applied for and took on new roles as part of Careers Week.https://t.co/K8EMXEIeoT

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To celebrate the end of Careers Week, the children had the opportunity to apply for job positions around the school and become part of the Cooks Spinney staff. They all did a fantastic job and kept the staff in check. pic.twitter.com/WD85pUma1d


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On International we’re celebrating Amber Wade 🎉 From Trainee Teacher to Head of School at 👏 pic.twitter.com/2pEPzPmO9z


Thank you, Sue, for all you do here at Cooks Spinney! https://t.co/vd4QYJR8NU

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Notice:All BMAT Schools are open as usual this morning. Teams have been working to ensure sites are accessible and safe. ❄️If anything changes schools will contact parents directly. Please take care travelling to and from school and wrap up warm. ⛄️ pic.twitter.com/VPZayVxJ9a

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Really enjoyed talking to the students at Cooks Spinney primary school about journalism as part of their careers week. Great questions on what it’s like to be a journalist - and plenty of interest in Harry Kane, Alligators and the war in Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/Pv42yvedHl

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We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating ! The children had a fantastic day taking part in different activities based on the teachers' favourite books. Thank you to all of the families for the wonderful costumes! Have a lovely weekend and we'll see you on Monday! pic.twitter.com/lh3VGdHyCc

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As part of our strategy, we have launched our SEND parent forum.Find out more here 👇https://t.co/sX63K3tvD1

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It's tomorrow!👀 Keep an eye on our socials throughout the day to see what's happening in our schools 📚 pic.twitter.com/hkBFxvPbo0

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We brought 2 teams to The Girls Tag Rugby Festival at The Harlow Rugby Club today. Both teams did amazingly well. Students played 4 games each against different schools. We are so proud of their performances.Miss Jordan pic.twitter.com/RSfeeeJ6Tm

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Amazing Architects in Year 1!Jayden built this fantastic bridge as part of the Year 1 study into famous architects. pic.twitter.com/yKsNBcv1gQ

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Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted

‼️TENDER OPPORTUNITY‼️BMAT Education are inviting tenders for out of school hours hire of (Harlow) swimming pool 🏊 April '23 - Aug '26.For full details and tender pack please visit https://t.co/Qw7TwEWwjQ pic.twitter.com/Bo3ZNoHrbp

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Cooks Spinney Primary Academy & Nursery Retweeted

🕑 The deadline to apply for a primary school place in Essex is Sunday 15th January.💻You can apply online at https://t.co/mSPxT0TdTV🌟 Harlow🌐 Harlow🌳 Harlow🏰 Stansted Mountfitchet🌳 Roydon pic.twitter.com/TkDxQXa1Ue

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Dear parents/carers, This half term we are running an exciting competition that we hope all the children in the school will get involved in.Please see the attached poster for full details. We look forward to seeing your photos! Good luck! pic.twitter.com/bXwsasRdAk

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Cooks Spinney takes the mental health of pupils, families and staff seriously. See below for lots of useful resources but remember - if you ever need to talk, we are here for you.  


The World Health Organisation defines mental health as follows:

"Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community."

The charity Mind (www.mind.org.uk) also says that:

“In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.”

At Cooks Spinney, our children learn about how to look after their mental health through lessons such as PSHE (Personal, social, health and economic education), RSE (Relationships and sex education), assemblies, in their classroom, on the playground and around the school. 

Good mental health and wellbeing is embedded within our classroom practice and within our school ethos.  Our pupils are able to discuss any issues or worries that they face with their teachers or with our Learning Mentor and can also voice their ideas and concerns by posting a note in our school worry box outside the staff room. 

Children are seen as valued members of our school community who have rights, responsibilities and the potential within to become adaptable, altruistic, articulate, ambitious and adventurous individuals who know how to ask for support for themselves and how to give others support when needed.

We have a dedicated team of adults who are here to support you and your child at school and if you wish to speak to one of us about mental health and wellbeing, please call our school office on 01279 437590 or contact us via email:  admin@bmatcooksspinney.org.uk


Mental Health Week 15th-19th May 2023

Pupils learnt about managing anxiety, the main theme behind this year's Mental Health Week, during a whole school assembly and through classroom activities.  Year 4 took part in N.O.W's the time for change (National Online Wellbeing Services) resilience in school workshop.  To find out more from their website and find links to their YouTube channel, click the link below:



6-12 February 2023 - Children’s Mental Health Week

6 - 12 February 2023 is Children’s Mental Health Week. The week is run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be to raise awareness of the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is Let’s Connect.  Let’s Connect is about making meaningful connections, and for Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, classes will be learning about connecting with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.  For more ideas to use at home, please look at the page for parents on the links below.



How to support your child's mental health and wellbeing

Cooks Spinney Primary Academy and Nursery pupils took part in a World Mental Health Day assembly on Monday 10th October.  Here are some ideas we shared to support your child’s mental health and wellbeing.

Please visit the Young Minds website for more ideas and support.


Information for children about mental health:



DIYs for mental health

Sensory bottles for mindfulness


Worry balls


Self-soothe boxes


Mental health and wellbeing events

World Mental Health Day 11th October 2022

Year 4 took part in a mental health and wellbeing workshop run by MIND on World Mental Health Day.  They learnt about the 5 ways to good mental health:  Connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give.  For more information, follow the link:


Other support and activities can be found here:



Children’s Mental Health Week February 2022

During the week starting on 7th February, Cooks Spinney pupils took part activities to promote children’s mental health on the theme of ‘growing together.’

Year 6 children also participated in workshops provided by the charity MIND this term.

Tree of positivity

World Mental Health Day Sunday 10th October 2021

YoungMinds, the children’s mental health charity, organised a #HelloYellow fund raising day to show young people that they're not alone with their mental health.
Pupils wore something yellow on Friday 8th October, made donations to YoungMinds https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cooks-spinney1 and said #HelloYellow in support of children and young people’s mental health. 

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Talking to children who feel anxious about the war in Ukraine

Many children have been affected by world events highlighted recently in the media.  Not all are able to express their worries and need help to make sense of some of the scary images they see or reports that they hear from others.  Here are links to help you to talk about what is happening in the Ukraine:






Place2Be's Parenting Smart site have many useful articles relating to anxiety and sadness:


Ways that you can support families in the Ukraine

Harlow council have listed ways in which locals can help support Ukrainian families.  Please see the link below:


‘Your Harlow’ has published information about local collections for the Ukraine:


Wearing Yellow to support World Mental Health Day

To support Young Minds' World Mental Health Day - our pupils were invited to wear yellow for the day, raise funds and raise awareness!

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/support-us/fundraising/helloyellow/ Yellow 5

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