Children's Well-Being

At Lower Wortley Primary School children are at the heart of everthing we do and our aim is to create well rounded, independent learners.  This can not be acheived through the academic curiculum alone but also through nuturing children's social, emotional and mental health needs.

Our ethos and curriculum supports wellbeing and builds connections that foster the feelings of being accepted, respected, and being a part of the school community. Our aim for children's well being is to provide: 

  • a sense of belonging and safety
  • low levels of conflict and disruptive behaviour
  • smooth transitions from one type of activity to another
  • appropriate expressions of emotion and ways to manage emotional regulation
  • respectful communication and problem solving
  • supportiveness and responsiveness to individual children and their needs
  • tolerance and respect for the diversity of individuals in the school community, promoting understanding of neuro diversity and emotional or mental health needs

In order to meet our well being aims we have in place the following provision:

  • familiar school and class routines to help build a sense of security
  • classroom atmosphere that promotes belonging so everyone feels listened to, understood, and supported
  • a full and varied personal, social, health and relationship education curriculum, which we call the Life Curriculum
  • teaching children a simple way to manage low level diagreements themselves - The High 5 approach
  • shared language and understanding of emotional literacy and regulation through the use, and explicit teaching, of 'The Zones of Regulation'
  • classroom environments that support emotional regulation and positive mental health with resources such as fidget toys, visual timetables, movement breaks, calm corners and mindfulness activities
  • staff follow Restorative Practice principles when dealing with conflict or behavioural issues
  • opportunities for children to take an active role in the school community through groups such as sports leaders, Eco club, team leaders, reading mentors, sports competitions and extra curricular clubs
  • opportunites to have their voice heard through groups such as school council, Mindmate Ambassadors, team leaders and our communication APP 'TootToot'.  In addition to this, children are regularly asked to take part in pupil surveys including the 'My Health, My School survey' run by Leeds City Council
  • links with outside agencies to provide targetted support for those indivduals who need it, including CAMHS, cluster services such as family support or counselling and the Mindmate in school practitioner initiative
  • staff who are timetabled to provide a range of individual and group support including nurture work, check ins and programmes linked to specific social, emotional or mental health needs
  • staff who are trained in Mental Health first aid

To find out more about these provisions, please use the links on the right of this page.  If you have specifc concerns about a child's well being please contact the school using the details at the bottom of this page and speak to a member of the safeguarding team.


Mrs Geldard - Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Collier - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and

Mental Health First Aider

Mrs Smith - safeguarding team , Mental Health First Aider and SENDCo


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Use the links below to read more about specific provision in school that supports well being:

The Life Curriculum

High 5

The Zones of Regulation

Extra- Curricular Clubs

Mindmate and Mindmate Ambassadors

Cluster Services

Behaviour Policy

School Council

Eco Club

Useful Links for Parents and Carers

Parents and carers might find information on the sites below useful if they want more information about how to support their child's mental health and well being.


NHS  - Children and Young People's Mental Health

Place 2 Be

Young Minds

NHS - Every Mind Matters

NSPCC - supporting mental health

Happy Maps - resources