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Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Educating and investing in children, encouraging them to grow up to lead safe, happy, healthy and successful lives, is at the heart of what we do at Rossett Acre Primary School.

As a school, we place great emphasis on the success stories of every child by targeting support through extended services, multi–agency working and by building effective relationships between school, parents, children, young people and the community. 

Equal Opportunities

This school believes that all individuals regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, abilities, cultural and social background should be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The school is committed to working towards equality and to combat discrimination, extremism/ radicalisation and harassment. Our curriculum promotes positive images through the themes pupils are learning about. Through regular monitoring and evaluation of the school, we ensure that this statement remains constantly at the forefront of all we do.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) 

We aim to promote a curriculum that ensures that the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding plays a significant part, not only in their ability to learn and achieve, but also in the way that they make sense of and are part of the wider world. Our curriculum provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values whilst recognising that those of others may differ.

Inclusion and Special Needs

All children, including those in all vulnerable groups and those with SEND, have their progress monitored accordingly to ensure access to a broad and balanced curriculum. The Special Needs and Inclusion Policies provide details as to how Dedicated Support Plans are used to focus on individual needs for these children. Teaching assistants are sometimes used to support these children during lesson time or to give specific help with Support Plan objectives.

Early Years

The principles of the Early Years underpin teaching and learning in this department of the school. The children experience a range of activities in all areas of provision which cater for the needs of all pupils.


Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. (World Health Organisation) At our school, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and student body. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable students. In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health. By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health policies and procedures, we can promote a safe and stable environment for students affected both directly, and indirectly by mental ill health. At Rossett Acre Primary we recognise that a pupil’s happiness and well-being are the foundation for their success and that effective pastoral care underpins school life. We are nurturing not just the academic progress of the child but looking after the ‘whole person’. 


  • To promote positive mental health in all staff and students
  • To increase understanding and awareness of common mental health issues
  • To alert staff to early warning signs of mental ill health
  • To provide support to staff working with young people with mental health issues
  • To provide support to students suffering mental ill health and their peers and parents/carers.

Where can I get support and advice surrounding my child’s mental health?

Where can I get support and advice surrounding my child’s mental health?


Sometimes knowing where to start the discussion surrounding mental health can be tricky. Below are a number of websites to guide you in having the conversations and supporting your child to understand their mental health and build their resilience.

Child Bereavement UK- Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families to rebuild their homes and lives when a child grieves or passes away. Theysupport children when someone important to them has died or is terminally ill.


YoungMinds- YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity ForChildren And Young People | YoungMinds

YoungMinds supports young people by providing tools to look after their mental health. The website has lots of advice and resources to support if a child is struggling with how they feel.


Childline- Childline | Childline

The Childline website offers support and advice on anything that may be worrying children. They offer counselling and support through many different ways of communication


Anna Freud Centre- Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Tips for parents/carers for talking to your child about their mental health. They work in collaboration with a number ofpeople to provide the best support to children.


Zones of Regulation 

At Rossett Acre, we are using the Zones of Regulation as a tool to support pupils with recognising their emotions and how to regulate them. We first began our journey in September 2022, and it has now become apart of our everyday language and practice throughout the whole school.  We want to teach all of our children good coping and regulation strategies, so they are able to help themselves when they experience the potential range of difficult emotions throughout the day. By using the Zones of Regulation, the children will also build their resilience. 

Below is a PowerPoint presentation for you to view which explains the use of the Zones of Regulation in more detail. 

Zones of Regulation PowerPoint for Parents

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Rossett Acre Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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