Pupil Well-Being

Emotionally Healthy Schools 

At St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School our Mental Health Lead is Mrs. Natalie Spurrier, she is also the SENco. All teaching staff at St. Anne’s and several support staff have also completed the Mental Health Awareness Training. Mrs Tobin as also completed her ELSA training (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) See our ELSA page for further details.


Good practise at St. Anne's:


  • Children support staff in making class rules (Class Charter) based on our Mission Statement.
  • Mindfulness and breathing techniques
  • Forest School
  • 2 hours of PE for all children each week
  • Weekly PSHE sessions
  • ELSA
  • Weekly Newsletter supporting British Values, SMSC and PSHE
  • Quiet lunchtimes for those children who need it. 
  • Gardening
  • Reading with Dogs
  • Eco Council


AcSEED Award:

 At St. Anne's we currently working towards achieving the  AcSEED accreditation for Emotionally Healthy schools.  

We will continue to develop the following initiatives to support us in achieving the award:

  1. Students involved in the process of setting class rules
  2. Yoga sessions for students and staff.
  3. PSHE programme.
  4. Mental Health & Well Being weeks.
  5. ‘Champions’ – staff mentors for year 6 students.
  6. Wide array of initiatives to help promote positive mental health available.
  7. Wellbeing note on emails.
  8. Posters informing students of emotional health services to be displayed around school.
  9. Information about wellbeing services available on website. 
  10. Ensuring we have a Staff wellbeing policy 
  11. Develop and embed the 'MyHappyMind' programme across school. 

Parent support

In school:

  • Speak to your child’s teacher
  • Speak to our Emotionally Health School Lead. Mrs Natalie Spurrier is our Emotionally Healthy Schools lead and SENCo. You can either email SENCO@stannes.cheshire.sch.uk or ring school on 01270 260783 and ask to speak to her regarding your concerns.

Useful links and resources for parents and carers:

Minded – free resources to support mental health

Family links - supporting emotional health at home, school and work

Youth in Mind Cheshire’s mental health hub

Head Space  - Making mindfulness part of every day

Action for Happiness – hints and tips for a happy lifestyle

Eating disorders 

Substance misuse 


Social Media 

Gender Identity 

Smart phone overuse 

Bereavement/ loss 


Supporting challenging behaviour – tips and hints from Young Minds

Parents A –Z – From Young Minds Our A-Z gives you advice on how to help your child with specific mental health conditions, and life events which might be negatively affecting their wellbeing. We'll also show you where you can get help.

Parents survival Guide - Parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow, and to help them learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work.

Contact the School

St Annes Catholic Primary School

Wellington Road

Main Contact: Mrs M Ashbrooke, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 260783

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