Supporting our pupils’ mental health and wellbeing across all our academy sites has always been fundamental to our core values. We know instances of mental health problems in children are increasing with one in six children nationally now having a recognisable mental health need.

Our academies are committed to providing a range of approaches to support children’s mental health and wellbeing, both universal and individual.

One such example is Fowey Primary School – one of our CELT academies – who is using equine therapy. The school noticed a trend in girls lacking self-esteem and self-worth, as well as struggling with maintaining friendships. To tackle this head on, this term, Fowey Primary School forged a partnership with Barguse Riding Stables to lead a 12-week programme for groups of girls, including those with physical disabilities.