Our SEMH Provision

Social, Emotional and Mental Health 

at Watling Street 

Our offer 

We all have mental health. Our mental health affects how we feel, think and act. It refers to our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. Our mental health can change on a daily basis and over time, and can be affected by a range of factors.

It is as important to look after our mental health, as we would look after our physical health. Our state of wellbeing affects how we cope with stress, relate to others and make choices. It also plays a part in our relationships with our family, community, colleagues and friends.

At Watling Street Primary School we take the mental health of our children, their families and each other very seriously. We have an identified senior mental health lead in school and an open door policy for staff and parents alike. We support our children to develop social and emotional skills, providing them with the coping skills and tools they need to understand and manage their thoughts, feelings, behaviour, goals and relationships. We do this through teaching health and wellbeing education and weaving these topics and skills throughout the broader curriculum and school life. Health and wellbeing shouldn’t be taught in isolation but reinforced throughout the curriculum and the time that the child or young person is in school.  

As such we offer a bespoke social, emotional and mental health ‘Flourish Curriculum’, that is taught alongside RSE, PSHE and our Growth Mindset Curriculum. We also offer Forest School sessions and a Nurture group Provision. As part of our Flourish curriculum we have weekly assemblies where mental health topics are discussed and key messages communicated to the whole school. 

We work closely with Reflexions, our NHS Mental Health Support team and have pupils trained to be mental health ambassadors on the playground to support our pupils. Our SEMH padlet provides information,  tools and organisations that can support you if you feel you need some help to manage your mental health or the mental health needs of your child.

Support and advice for families