Wellbeing and Family Support

At Wollaston Primary School, we understand the need for everyone in our school to have a healthy lifestyle. This helps pupils and staff to do their best and build on their achievements. We actively promote physical and emotional health, and aim to equip pupils with the understanding and skills they need to make informed decisions about their health, both now and in the future. By championing healthy eating, healthy lifestyles and emotional health and wellbeing, we are aiming to continue to raise standards and improve levels of pupil achievement.

How we provide well-being support at Wollaston Primary School

  • Full time well-being learning mentor accessible to both children and their families daily.
  • Emotional Literacy and mental health Support Sessions offered to children.
  • Family support offered at school to parents/carers.
  • Signposting children and families to appropriate support, agencies and professionals outside of school.
  • Well-being information is shared where appropriate to relevant members of staff weekly.
  • Friendship groups and individual work with children daily to build upon broken relationships and to promote 'anti-bullying' within our school.
  • Individual interventions for children with our learning mentor or Emotional Literacy Support Assistants around issues such as behaviour, self-esteem, anger management, bereavement, family breakdowns, anxiety etc.
  • Parenting and family support offered individually or in groups.
  • Designated 'safe spaces' that act as a haven for children and a safe environment where they can talk about their worries or concerns.
  • All staff are kept up to date with training such as attachment theory, mental health, safeguarding and protecting vulnerable children.
  • Year 5 & 6 pupils trained as 'circle of friends' and mentors to younger peers.


Children learn what they live:

  • If children live with criticism they learn to condemn;
  • If children live with hostility they learn to fight;
  • If children live with ridicule they learn to feel shy;
  • If children live with shame they learn to feel guilty;
  • If children live with tolerance they learn to be patient;
  • If children live with encouragement they learn confidence;
  • If children live with praise they learn to appreciate;
  • If children live with fairness they learn justice;
  • If children live with security they learn to have faith;
  • If children live with approval they learn to like themselves;
  • If children live with acceptance & friendship they learn to find love.