Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly
College Road, Purton, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR
The follow experienced staff members form the team who oversee and coordinate support for:
SENDCo EYFS-KS1 SENDCo KS2 SEND/SEMH support EAL Lead
Dani Bond Liz Tawn Sara Morris Anne Cuthbert
Link Governor: Bonnie van Zanten-Rice
Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH) at St Mary's
At St Mary's we know that good learning and achieving a fulfilling life depends on much more than just strong teaching or a focus on academic progress and attainment.
We pride ourselves that every member of the team considers each child's broader well-being as being of paramount importance. We create opportunities and take the time to get to know the children in our care and support them and their families in addressing any issues in their Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH).
As a child-friendly school, St Mary's:
Mental Health and Behaviour (Department for Education guidance)
Schools have an important role to play in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children by developing whole school approaches tailored to their particular needs, as well as considering the needs of individual pupils. At St Mary's, we believe all behaviour is communication.
This DfE guidance outlines the best practice, which we strive to follow at St Mary's: Mental Health and Behaviour (Department for Education guidance).
St Mary's Support Network
St Mary's has a multifaceted, proactive approach to supporting our children and their families, including:
We have devised an SEMH pathway so you can see how we may support you or your child in schoolIf you have any concerns about your child's wellbeing, please talk with their teacher, Mrs Tawn or another member of the Senior Leadership Team who will give you further advice and support.
How you can help your child.
Please use the links below to find information and routes to support, as well as activities that you can do at home with your child to encourage positive emotional wellbeing.
This is a collection of websites that provide information and support to young people and families on a wide range of mental health issues.
Public Health England, in partnership with the NHS, launched this website to you and your family manage your mental health during lockdown.
A children's charity whose website offers information, support and resources to help families manage their mental health.
Websites offering parenting advice
Practical parenting tips to help you support your child’s wellbeing and behaviour.
Advice, guidance and resources for parents and carers on a wide range of issues.
Resources to boost your child’s wellbeing
Wellbeing resources to share with your child
These Bitesize websites have short child friendly videos on a number of topics that you can watch with your child:
Bitesize - Feelings and emotions
Bitesize - Emotional Wellbeing
Please note: the school cannot be responsible for any other website's content.