At St Thomas More, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils. Supporting and promoting wellbeing, building resilience and good mental health will improve outcomes for our children. With such a huge amount of time spent in the classroom, schools provide an ideal environment for promoting good emotional wellbeing and identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. The social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives. 

We have regular RHE and PSHE lessons to build on social skills, wellbeing and our school values. There are areas around the school where children can access books and we promote strategies to support and look after our wellbeing and mental health.

At St Thomas More we have a whole school restorative approach where we encourage: 

  • RESPECT – for everyone by listening to other opinions and learning to value
  • RESPONSIBILITY – taking responsibility for our own actions
  • REPAIR – developing the skills within our school community so children have the necessary skills to identify solutions that repair harm and ensure behaviours are not repeated

Pastoral care lead: Mr T Hunt

Wellbeing Support

  • Support from our Positive Futures Advisor, Lily Morris
  • Draw and Talk sessions 
  • Sensory Circuits and access to our sensory room
  • Circle time 
  • RHE/PSHE lessons 
  • Transition to secondary school program 
  • Heads Up Ambassadors


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