St Bernadette Catholic Primary School

Pupil well-being - an overview

At St. Bernadette's we are fully committed to supporting and nourishing children's well-being.  If you have a concern about your child please contact either the class teacher on the year group email or a member of our inclusion team via


Miss Simpson, our Assistant head Teacher, is the senior strategic lead for pupil well-being


Mrs Vass is our Pastoral care and Parents support lead


Mrs AcresMrs Vass and Miss Colyer are trained mental health first aiders.

Children’s social, emotional and mental health development is a key factor when it comes to readiness to learn. We are keen to support, nurture and develop this at St Bernadette in a variety of ways. This is developed firstly through our PSHCE curriculum, which is taught throughout the school from Nursery to year 6. All year groups are taught according to the themes of Relationships, Living in the Wider world and Health and Well-being.  


In addition to this, we have specialist staff and specific interventions for children across the school. Interventions are selected and adapted to each child’s needs.


  • Zones of regulation-our whole school approach to identify, understand and voice their feelings and emotions.


Mrs Vass works with individual children as a Learning Mentor helping children overcome barriers to learning by working 1:1 with children inside and outside the classroom for targetted periods of time. She is  a trained ELSA- (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

Innovating minds - Healing together


Healing Together Practitioner, Mrs Vass, supports children with an inspirational programme that has a focus on teaching children to use their minds and their bodies together, allowing them to feel safe and calm.  

The programme consists on 6 sessions which take place in a quiet area of school.  

For anymore information about this new and exciting programme please email Mrs Vass at 

or go onto the Healing Together website blog- Link below