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30/09/22

Hello all, Futsal one of the teams came 3rd and our other team got through to the finals & played amazingly. Table tennis students learnt to play a new competitive sport. One team came in 4th place and received certificates. Our other team came 3rd and receive bronze medals. https://t.co/pnQnlqpCIF

30/09/22

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"This is about us, as a Trust, making provision for children with SEND as simple and as impactful as possible." BMAT is overhauling its curriculum focus to ensure children with SEND are at the forefront of education. https://t.co/hPqM7iPloq

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13/09/22

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Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. Our schools will be closed on this date. Schools will resume at normal time on Tuesday 20th September. https://t.co/DJ2PVRmbKD

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09/09/22

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BMAT and our schools are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning. https://t.co/lPaBCTyGlX

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08/09/22

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📢TONIGHT! It's Our Open Evening 🏫Burnt Mill Academy 🗓️Thursday 8th September ⏰5pm - 8:30pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our school https://t.co/QsSDbbzrE0

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06/09/22

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📢OPEN EVENING ANNOUNCEMENT 🏫Burnt Mill Academy 🗓️Thursday 8th September ⏰5pm - 8:30pm 📚We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our school https://t.co/QBX1sGVY36

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02/09/22

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📢OPEN EVENTS FOR OUR ESSEX SECONDARY SCHOOLS 🗓️For Sept 2023 Year 7 intake 🔴 8 Sept pm 🟢 15 Sept pm 🟡 17 Sept am 🔵 20 Sept pm 🟠 22 Sept pm We're looking forward to meeting our prospective students and families👋 https://t.co/WR3pw6wwHE

13/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an Office Assistant (37 hours per week) 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/5m0Pf33uWb

13/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow) have a vacancy for an Office Assistant (20 hours per week) 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/vhCVUlQHsW

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11/07/22

Please see the attached poster from the PTA. https://t.co/NeXOxcMyNF

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11/07/22

We are incredibly proud of our students who won silver in the Swimming competition against Little Pardon, Freshwaters and Magna Carta Schools last Friday https://t.co/SN5Hug26J7

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07/07/22

Year 6 pupils took control of the English lesson today. Olivija, Joe and Oscar worked as a team and planned and taught an amazing lesson about Nelson Mandela. They enjoyed taking on the role of the teacher and showed how ambitious and adventurous they can be. Well done! https://t.co/u8msOYnNBh

06/07/22

Earlier this term, the chair of governors, senior BMAT leaders and pupils interviewed candidates for the new Head of School role. https://t.co/fmlm8TpVu6

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05/07/22

It was great to see Amelia and Lily from Year 4 take the stage to deliver a fantastic Spinney Speaks assembly all about the human body. https://t.co/VBsHh03kvv

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24/06/22

Miss Wade was delighted to be the host for our Ice Lolly Friday event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/6i7eZrv545

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20/06/22

Butterflies had an amazing time using the BeeBots. They were learning about creating an algorithm to get the robots to move. https://t.co/XsA9DVPtb0

20/06/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for an Office Manager, PA and HR Lead 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/AXGMGO8j3H

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17/06/22

Mr Stirrat was delighted to be the host for today's event awarding our pupils for their hard work. https://t.co/pQkKsX1mqF

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16/06/22

Rabbits class had great fun today investigating how sound can travel. https://t.co/BtmBZxfBq4

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10/06/22

A number of Matisse ‘cut-outs’ work in Art from earlier this year is now on display in the Assembly Hall – they should all be very proud of their awesome creativity when crafting these masterpieces. https://t.co/FWHdVt7tyV

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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

 

ESSEX CHILD AND FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICES NEWSLETTERS

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING EVENTS

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.

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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:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/tips-look-after-your-mental-health-during-scary-world-events?utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin

https://www.parents.parentzone.org.uk/morearticles/helping-your-child-cope-with-media-coverage-of-traumatic-events

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002

https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/honesty-reassurance-talk-kids-ukraine-83109979

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/talking-to-your-children-scary-world-news

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

https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/article/my-child-is-anxious

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:

https://www.harlow.gov.uk/news/ukrainian-flag-raised-town-unites-its-support-ukraine

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

https://www.yourharlow.com/2022/03/01/kind-hearted-polish-deli-in-harlow-collecting-vital-supplies-for-ukraine/ 

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