Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health team has been established comprising Mr Williams, Mrs Riches, Mrs Standen, Mrs Pennington and Miss Benson and a governor.  Mrs Riches has carried out the national Mental Health lead training.  In recent years, Mr Saunders alongside many Warrington headteachers, received Mental Health First Aid Training. 


A variety of activities and events take place in school to support children and adults but perhaps most important is the school ethos which values each and every person as a gift from God.  Below is a list of some of the activities we have engaged in this year. 


  • Questionnaires to assess the wellbeing of school and individuals
  • Face-to-face conversations with individual staff self-identifying on questionnaires
  • Questionnaires to parents and acted upon, incl. coffee morning
  • Mental health newsletters
  • National Mental health day with whole school.
  • Two assemblies each half term on Mental Health directed at appropriate age group
  • A designated and appropriately designed quiet room
  • Class worry boxes and post box outside the headteacher’s office
  • Class resources, e.g. shakers
  • A TA training as ELSA lead
  • No outsiders work feeds into Mental Health work
  • Class libraries being better sourced
  • Improved and well used recording system to identify struggling children with follow up where necessary
  • Use of staff buddies for individual support
  • CPD including Attachment, Trauma and Mental Health Awareness training for all teaching staff
  • Staff meetings standing item
  • Children as Mental Health champions
  • Anti-bullying ambassadors across school
  • All training and school events considered in the light of wellbeing and workload
  • School Improvement Partner report (Summer 2022 Term Visit) evidenced pupils having a good awareness of mental health and ways to keep themselves mentally well. They also felt supported by the school and knew where to seek help if they needed it.