‘Once the understanding is there, we can all stand up and not be ashamed of ourselves, then it makes the rest of the population realise that we are just like them but with something extra.’ - Stephen Fry
Children have two minds: one that thinks and one that feels. How children function each day and throughout life is determined by both. Rational intelligence cannot perform well without emotional intelligence and emotional intelligence benefits from cool cognitive judgements of the rational mind. When the two perform together smoothly and efficiently, emotional intelligence rises and so
does intellectual ability.
Through embracing wellbeing, together with increasing resilience in pupils will aid in developing positive mental health now and in later life.
At Ryefield we have broken down these aspects into four strands: