Some useful resources for families to use during the period of closure and general support during this time:

Please find below a number of resources that have been share within the DFE and from our regional sites:

October 2018 - we have gained the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS)


Emotional Health and Wellbeing Policy 2019

Wellbeing Newsletter - September 2019

Wellbeing Newsletter - May 2019

Wellbeing Newsletter - February 2019

Wellbeing Newsletter - November 2018

Wellbeing Newsletter - September 2018

Wellbeing Newsletter - June 2018

Wellbeing Newsletter - May 2018

Wellbeing Newsletter - March 2018



ELSA: Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA support) on site ELSA's = Deena Lidgett, Helen Noman, Dawn McDermott

ELSA’s promote the emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

Their role is to support children and young people to understand and regulate their own emotions whilst also respecting the feelings of those around them.

The benefits of working with ELSAs are reported to be improvements in individuals’ confidence, self-esteem, understanding and management of emotions, behaviour and social skills.

ELSA’s operate across the school, sixth form and residence.


Chat Health - a new resource for children and young people (video clip)

Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper (Department of Health and Department for Education)

Pupil Mental Health Crisis Report 2017

MHFA England February 2017 Newsletter (Mental Health First Aid England)

Mental Health A - Z Guide

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Parents Guide

Talking Mats


WAS - Wellbeing Award for Schools

Promote positive social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and wellness for pupils and staff in your school.