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Wellbeing and Mental Health

Every child is valued for their individuality and we believe that all children have the right to feel safe, happy, respected, encouraged and supported to achieve their full potential. We recognise that sometimes for all of us there can be challenges along the way and we work hard to promote wellbeing and encourage positive mental health for all, even when children find their circumstances challenging or their feelings overwhelming.


Our Mental Health lead is Tracey Jones and our Learning Mentor is May Allen who works directly with children needing additional support with their wellbeing or mental health. In addition, Sarah Hodder promotes the teaching of Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE) learning across the school. Most staff are trained in basic Mental Health First Aid with May Allen and Tracey Jones trained to the next level. 


Some of the ways we promote Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health 


  • Our school ethos:

Cherish, Nurture, Flourish and Aspire

  • Our high five for behaviour:

Safe, Kind, Respect, Resilient and Ready

  • Our Personal, Social and Health Education based on the accredited and renowned ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work.
  • Frequent learning and discussion in class to develop resilience, encouraging talking about feelings and promoting positive strategies for well-being.
  • Close relationships with children and families to identify any issues early on.
  • Mental Health Week with a focus on resilience, managing feelings and worries.
  • Use of ‘Worry Monsters’ in class to share worries.
  • A range of recommended books for Wellbeing 'Read Well' range as well as a selection of books both fiction and non-fiction aligned to the Jigsaw scheme for use both in class and with individual children.
  • We are members of the North Somerset Mental Health Network and attend regular training and are kept up to date with a variety of developents and initiatives nationally and locally.


Wellbeing Week


Our annual ‘Wellbeing Week’ involving a range of activities that may include:

  • Visits from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) covering safety on the coast, inland waterwayS and sinking sand.
  • Visits from the Dogs’ Trust about dog safety and caring for dogs.
  • A focus on bullying and how to prevent it and deal with it
  • On-line safety – including cyber-bullying and using the internet in a kind and positive way.
  • Healthy eating
  • The importance of exercise and activity
  • Mindfulness activities, yoga etc.

anti bullying displayAnti-Bullying Poetry

Assessing Wellbeing and Mental Health


 Our use of circle times, discussion of feelings and issues and work in the classroom enables class teachers to assess children. In addition we use our knowledge of individuals and our relationships with families to spot when a child may be struggling. In the future, we hope to return to pupil group 'mini-conferences' to guage the wellbeing of the majority. Alongside this we adopt an individualised approach to wellbeing and can carry out simple assessments to help focus on behaviours that may indicate underlying issues. 

 worry board

Year 2 Worry Board

When Children Need Additional Support for Wellbeing or Mental Health


  • Early identification is important so we work build close relationships with children, families and team members to review children who may be struggling. A range of interventions may be implemented which could include small group working or 1-1 sessions with our trained and experienced Learning Mentor using resources such as Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA). Additional adult support might also be given in class or at playtimes if necessary.


  • Beyond school we work with other agencies, as necessary to support any children with more significant mental health concerns such as Educational Psychologists, School Nursing Team and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).


“When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.” Dory, Finding Nemo.








Sources of Information and Support for parents and children:

Talk to your child’s class teacher, Mrs Jones or Mrs Allen (via the office or Class Dojo).

Contact your GP

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Signs That a Child Is Suffering From Mental Health Issues | NSPCC

How to support your child's mental health – Place2Be

Buddy Zone | Childline – activities for children to try at home with a parent’s permission.

Home - Kooth – confidential advice, support and resources for children aged 10+

Young Minds