Radipole Primary School

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Together we learn, together we grow, together we soar.

Emotional Well-being

Emotional Wellbeing vision


“Rarely can a response make someone feel better, what does is a connection.” – Brene Brown, ‘Daring Greatly’.



Purpose and Intent

“Schools have an important role to play in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children by developing whole school approaches tailored to their particular needs, as well as considering the needs of individual pupils” (DfE 2018)


At Radipole we recognise that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. Our school strives to be a place for children to experience a nurturing and supportive environment that develops self-esteem and gives positive experiences for overcoming adversity and building resilience. For some pupils, school will be a place of respite from difficult home lives and we will offer positive role models and relationships; both being critical in promoting pupils wellbeing and developing a sense of belonging.



Implementation and Realisation

We take a whole school approach to promoting positive relationships and prioritising good emotional wellbeing. We are:

  1. creating an ethos which is reflected in our policies and relationships – both of which support emotional wellbeing and connection
  2. helping pupils to develop social relationships, support each other and seek help when they need to
  3. helping children to be resilient learners
  4. teaching pupils social and emotional skills and an awareness of mental health
  5. identifying pupils who may have mental health needs and planning support to meet these. This may include working with specialist services
  6. effectively working with parents and carers to promote a collaborative and supportive approach
  7. supporting staff to develop their skills and understanding