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Mental Health and Well Being

Our visions and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens. We embrace Christian values and ensure all children are ready for their next steps. We promote in our whole school community, an understanding and respect for everyone’s well-being and mental health, valuing and supporting each other as an integral part of our school life.


At Hope, we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.  


At our school we:

- Help children to understand their emotions and feelings better                             

- Help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries

- Help children socially to form and maintain relationships

- Promote self esteem and ensure children know that they count

- Encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’

- Help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks 


We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support - to meet the needs of all our pupils  through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. 

Additional support - for those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences.  

Targeted support - for pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.


Lead staff members:

J Casson: Headteacher

K Price: Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Lead and accredited Mental Health First Aider  

K Casson: Inclusion Manager

M Aspinall: Learning Mentor

M McGuire: Learning Mentor


Please refer to the documents and links below for support and additional information. 

Children and Young People with Anxiety: A Guide for Parents and Carers

Support For Parents: Anxiety