St Bernadette Catholic Primary School

Pupil Well-being

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 Acres and Mrs Vass 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-Using a whole school approach to identify, understand and

voice their feelings and emotions.


  • On site Learning Mentor who is responsible for helping children overcome barriers to learning working 1:1 with children inside and outside the classroom


  • ELSA- (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)-  A fully trained ELSA to support children with developing and managing feelings and emotions.