At St Mary’s the wellbeing of our staff and students is paramount. We have a partnership with With Me In Mind, where we are working together to create a mentally healthy school. We have a trained Emotional Literacy Support Advocate (ELSA), who works with children individually and in small groups, focusing on common mental health and wellbeing concerns. These include anxiety, self-esteem, low self-confidence and bereavement, among many others.
We also have children in school who have trained as Wellbeing Ambassadors, spending their own playtimes looking out for the wellbeing of their peers and carrying out activities and whole school events for the benefit of the whole school community.