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Charvil Piggott Primary School

Part of the Piggott Church of England Academy


At Charvil, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff.  We believe that children achieve well and flourish when they feel safe and happy. Their wellbeing is our first priority.

At our school, we promote a mentally healthy environment through:

  • Promoting our school values and encouraging a sense of belonging
  • Promoting pupil voice and opportunities to participate in decision-making
  • Celebrating academic and non-academic achievements in order to promote self-esteem
  • Providing opportunities to develop a sense of worth through taking responsibility for themselves and others
  • Access to appropriate support that meets their needs
  • Helping children to understand and communicate their emotions and feelings better 
  • Helping children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

What do we currently do for mental health and wellbeing for our pupils and staff?

  • Our Christian vision and values underpin everything that we do and all our decisions are made based on these values
  • We have designated trained Nurture assistants who deliver nurture groups for pupils, such as small group ‘time to talk’, social skills work, resilience skills and 1:1 check in with pupils in liaison with our inclusion led - Mr Bhadye
  • We use 'Zones of Regulation' as a tool to help children understand their emotions.
  • We have pupil leaders across the school to represent their peers and gain feedback
  • We have extra transition sessions for those who require it
  • We allocate a Year 6 buddy for our new Foundation children
  • We have sports coaches who run physical lunchtime clubs to promote mental health.
  • Quiet spaces at lunchtime provide wellbeing support for pupils who find busy lunchtimes stressful
  • We have a nurture and sensory room
  • We have a positive behaviour approach to promote positive social behaviour
  • Our PSHE curriculum helps pupils to build important life skills, such as being part of their world, how to stay safe and have positive relationships
  • We provide soft starts for those children who find the start of the day challenging
  • We include World Mental Health Day and Mental Health Awareness Week in the school calendar and plan activities for the whole school
  • We work closely with families to support where needed
  • We are committed to the well-being of our staff with well-being weeks and reducing work load

Emotional wellbeing and mental health information to support your child:

Activities for young people's emotional wellbeing:

Healthy Eating

Sharing concerns 

If you are concerned about your child's wellbeing or mental health, please speak to your child's class teacher. They are your first point of contact. 

Other contacts within school;

  • Mr Bhadye - SENCO and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Waite - Headteacher and Safeguarding Lead

To arrange an appointment or speak with someone please email or call the school office or we can be found most mornings on the school playground.

We are here to support you and your child, so please make contact with us if you are concerned or worried about your, or your child's wellbeing, we are here for you.