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Mental Health and Well-Being

We believe that happy children learn and therefore children's mental health and well-being is important to us. Our Mental Health Lead for children is Mrs Surtees who is also supported in her role by a team of teachers and support staff across the school.


Last year, Mrs Surtees undertook Mental Health Training delivered by Thrive. This training was accessed through the DFE Mental Health grant available to schools.


In September 2023, all staff received training in the Emotional & Social Curriculum, delivered by the Mulberry School. The Emotional and Social Curriculum is an intervention that we use to help support children both 1:1 and in small groups to help improve children's emotional well-being.


Mrs Stanley also runs a Young Carers groups once a week, which our young carers love attending, playing games and doing arts and crafts. She also runs a Play Club for a small group of children to come together to play games.

Who is our ELSA?


Mrs Stanley is our ELSA. ELSA stands for Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. As part of her work, Mrs Stanley will work with children on a 1:1 basis or as part of a small nurture group.


She will help support children to talk about their worries or concerns and help build up their emotional literacy, being able to talk about their feelings.


If you feel your child would benefit form Mrs Stanley's support, please contact the school office.

ELSA Leaflet

Nurture Room


In November 2022, Faringdon Rotary Club kindly agreed to support converting our old staffroom into a nurture room, The Meadow.


They donated £3000 to help us create an area that provides a safe, warm, nurturing environment to help support our children. We will update this area with photos of the new room...

Year 6 Message To The Whole School 2021

Faringdon Learning Trust Mental Health Newsletter

This year, we celebrated Children's Mental Health Week. The children had a range of activities that they could choose from while they were working remotely from home.


We wanted to encourage the children to have a break from screen time and many of the activities included getting out and about in the fresh air and making things. Have a look at the class pages to see the types of activities they got up to!


Copy of House Captain's Assembly Mental Health

Our House Captains have created a video for you all.

Children's Mental Health Week Activities

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