Mental health

At Rothwell Victoria School we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We have Mrs Marwood, our Pastoral Welfare Officer, who recognises that we all experience many changes in life that can make us vulnerable and, at times, may need additional emotional support. We all have a role to play in promoting positive mental health and we offer a supporting and caring environment for our children and staff. 

      At our school we:                                                                                                                 

  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • support children in developing their communication and listening skills
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks 
  •  help children to understand their emotions and feelings better

      What we do:

      Universal Support: As a school we offer many levels of support. This may include:

  • Supporting our children's social skills both in class and at break times
  • Use PSHE and MindMate lessons to teach about mental health and wellbeing
  • We have a 'worry box' email where children can email any concerns they do not feel comfortable talking about at first
  • A Worry Box in each classroom that is checked daily by Mrs Marwood.
  • We will use social stories and resources to support with wellbein
  • Meet and Greet our children
  • Zones of Regulation
  • ELSA interventions supporting Emotional Literacy

      Additional Support: We acknowledge that some of our children may need more help when they are feeling vulnerable. Such support may include:

  • Using Parent Hub to signpost parents and carers to websites that offer support
  • Use books and stories to help children communicate their needs around emotions
  • Each class has a visual timetable
  • Regular contact with parents and carers
  • Individual and group nurture sessions

     Targeted Support: Some of our children need a more differentiated level of support via targeted interventions

  • Referrals to MindMate
  • Pastoral Welfare Officer Support
  • SENCO support
  • Rothwell Cluster support
  • Referral to other agencies


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