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As a school we will be planning exciting activities for the children to take part in whether they are in school or learning via Showbie. We would really like to see what everyone does in response to their activities.


We appreciate everyone is trying to manage in very difficult and different circumstances. We are always here to help if you need advice or support. Here are some useful links that you may wish to explore.


Stay safe and keep well

From all the staff at Fatfield Academy


Mental Health and Emotional Well-being

As a school we are working towards our Bronze Award for the Sunderland Mental Heath Charter Mark.



Mental Health Team:

Fatfield Academy’s Mental Health Champion is: Mrs Dowdle


Fun Friends Programme was designed to support children between the ages of 4 and 7 with their emotional and social development.

Fun Friends is ran as an intervention for small groups within school to support children who may need additional support emotionally/socially. The sessions are full of fun play-based activities that equip children with resilience skills to help them in everyday life.


FRIENDS for Life is a social skills and resilience building program that has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as an effective means to prevent anxiety for children aged 8-11. It is proven to reduce anxiety and provide participants with the tools to rise to life’s challenges, and make the most of setbacks and adversity. FRIENDS for Life also improves participants’ social and emotional skills, ability to focus, confidence, and the capacity to relax and regulate emotions.


Kidsafe is another intervention programme ran throughout school.

Children always say that they love the Kidsafe programmes, especially helping KS, our puppet, decide what to do in certain situations. Through helping KS with strategies to keep him safe, children are learning and reinforcing vital skills to help keep themselves safe from all forms of abuse


Useful websites

Within school we actively promote the ‘Winning Ways to Well-being’ throughout the school from Reception to Year 6.




Mrs Dowdle has recently completed her training as a Mental Health Champion.