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Learning For Life

What is Learning for Life?

Our Personal, Social and Health Education (P.S.H.E) together with our Relationships and Sex Education (R.S.E), enables our children to become healthy, independent, aspirational and responsible members of a diverse and ever-changing society.


At Mapplewells we teach these aspects of the curriculum as Learning for Life.


We strive to help our pupils understand how they are developing personally and socially, and support them to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.


An important part of Learning for Life is the ability to discuss and debate issues with clarity, and listen to peoples points of view, whilst understanding that you do not have to agree with them but recognise their point of view.


We strive to provide our pupils with opportunities to learn about their rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.


Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.


We aim to have a positive impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for all pupils.


Our ultimate aim is for every single child who leaves Mapplewells to become the very best that they can be and to ensure that disadvantage does not hold any child back.


We have selected a range of resources that may be helpful in supporting the wellbeing of our pupils and their families. We hope that you find them useful. Please feel welcome to get in touch if you would like further support.

Children's wellbeing
'Young Minds' is an organisation which provides mental health support to young people and their parents and carers.  
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4pm) 
7 ways to support children and young people who are worried.
This document, from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, provides practical support in helping a young person to talk about their worries.


Emotions wheel
This resource, taken from Elsa Support, is a simple art activity to allow young people to explore their emotions.


Emotions wheel

Adult's wellbeing
The Nottinghamshire Mental Health Crisis helpline is available to support anyone in mental health crisis at any time.
Nottinghamshire- 0300 303 0165
Local to Mansfield and Ashfield- 0115 956 0860

Loss and Bereavement
Winston's Wish is a fantastic organisation which provides lots of practical support, as well as a helpline.
Helpline: 08088 020 021
Winston's Wish Suggested Reading List 
Using stories and activities can be a really good way to explore issues with a child who has been bereaved. This document suggests age appropriate books.

Winston's Wish Suggested Reading List

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