Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School is an excellent school the children are happy and thriving. The dedication and hard work from the entire school team is outstanding and clear to see. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Presence of Teachers and caretakers at pick up and drop off really help you feel safe. The well-being of the pupils is outstanding. They have gone above and beyond to make sure my children have felt safe at school. My child is happy to come to school, the staff are visible and approachable. It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Highly visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. Supportive school for both parents and children. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not!

Well being strategy

Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School Wellbeing Strategy 2020/2021





I am pleased to welcome you to Cliftonville Primary and Pre-school school Wellbeing Strategy for 2020/2021.

Our strategy looks at the areas of wellbeing and mental health that we believe can make the most difference to our staff, pupils and parents in the school community.  Our aims are to ensure that all stakeholders are able to maintain positive wellbeing and mental health, for best possible outcomes in life, no matter what the circumstances are.



Strategic overview


To implement the above vision, the Head teacher and Governors committed to the employment of a SLT Wellbeing Lead in September 2019.  The Wellbeing leader will be responsible for promoting the wellbeing and positive mental health of pupils, staff and parents and the wider community.


Vision Statement




Wellbeing is at the core of what we do everyday and this is reflected in our school values as the centre to all we do at Cliftonville Primary and Pre-school.  We commit to making it our mission to promote positive wellbeing for all our pupils, staff and the wider community including parents and carers. We recognise that without positive wellbeing we cannot reach our full potential. Therefore, we aim to educate and support our whole school community on the importance of wellbeing and mental health, ensuring it is everyone’s responsibility to care for one another. Through our innovative ‘Wellbeing Hub’ we will provide mental health support, understanding and intervention for pupils and parents ensuring a holistic approach. Our staff are our greatest resource and so we ensure that all staff have a supportive network and feel they are listened, to and valued at all times.

















The Wellbeing Lead is to include the following into their role:


  • Managing a pastoral team that includes parent support workers, play therapist, counsellor and attendance officer
  • Leading wellbeing initiatives across the school.
  • Promote an understanding of neuroscience in response to children’s behaviours
  • Working with a range of specialists to deliver bespoke training on wellbeing and mental health
  • Leading the CHANGE TEAM, to drive positive wellbeing across the whole-school community
  • To lead on the Wellbeing Award for Schools
  • To plan and create an action plan for the WAS process
  • To evaluate the impact and outcomes, based on the action plan





What We Have Achieved/

Where We are Now

How We Know This/

Key Evidence

Next Steps/Further Desired Outcomes

Objective One – The whole school is committed to promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and mental health by achieving the wellbeing award


A SLT wellbeing lead appointed to ensure a whole school commitment to emotional health and wellbeing.


School commitment showed by ensuring it is part of the school development plan.


Staff, parents and pupils informed of the award.


Staff invited to join CHANGE TEAM from a variety of sectors across the school.

Appointment of wellbeing lead in September 2019.




Identified as key priority on SDP



Stakeholder evaluations sent out and reviewed.



Change Team established.



Wellbeing lead to work with pastoral team to develop the Wellbeing Hub House into a centre of excellence for all stakeholders.


Wellbeing to be a key focus on SDP on three year long term plan. 


Continue to source and provide high quality training for all staff on MH and WB


Change Team to continue to meet termly to review Wellbeing across the school. Link up with CAT wellbeing team to further Wellbeing strategies across the whole academy.





Objective Two – The school has a clear vision and strategy for promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and mental health, which is communicated to all involved with the process


Staff – Regular updates on strategies for wellbeing that can be used in the classroom.

Training opportunities given throughout lockdown and beyond to improve staff knowledge of mental health.





Pupils – Wellbeing at the forefront of all we do. Wellbeing daily slot to teach strategies for children to manage their own mental health.


Wellbeing ambassadors chosen by classes.




School Values underpin Wellbeing actions.








Bespoke Emotional support programme written by qualified play therapist for intervention for children who need support with MH &WB.




Parents – Wellbeing newsletter termly to parents. Regular opportunities offered to our most vulnerable parents. Parent forum updates given on wellbeing.

Parent support workers engaging with parents on a daily basis.


MHST training attended and to start in Autumn 2021

See  e file for staff CPD.











Pupils voice to staff has been gathered through Wellbeing Ambassador meetings.








Values of Resilience, safe and settled, community unity shared regularly through PHSE lessons and assemblies.






Emotional support programme rolled out across school in Term 2.






Parent Forum meeting termly to discuss School wide issues.




Welfare notes track engagement with parents and what support they needs from PSA’s

Continue to offer courses virtually, building on knowledge of MHW.


All staff involved in working with children within the school community with have a clear understanding of the risk factors for vulnerable pupils.



Begin wellbeing ambassadors in term 5. Build on their skills to support their classes and feedback to staff their thoughts on how Wellbeing can develop for them across the school. Opportunities for Ambassadors to be part of school assemblies to share their work and ideas.


School Values to continue to be high profile in classrooms and in whole school assemblies.

Wellbeing ambassadors to keep values high profile in their classes and to talk about ways we can develop them further.



Staff to have a good understanding of the programme and to refer children if they are in need of MH&WB support. Track effectiveness and report to stakeholders.



Engage a wider diversity of parents on the parent forum to ensure we are hearing what parents need moving forward.


PSA’s to continue to find ways to engage parents with their child’s emotional development.

Project to begin with Will Ross to develop a bespoke family support programme.

Objective Three – The school has a positive culture which regards the emotional wellbeing and mental health as the responsibility of all


Training given via online courses and also bespoke training for TA’s and Staff on trauma, mental health and neuroscience.


Planned activities to raise profile of MH&WB and diversity through assemblies and Wellbeing Ambassador activities.


MH and WB workshops to be delivered by local agencies/charities

See CPD file

Training planned and delivered by AF and play therapist.



Assembly rota plans for diversity assemblies on SEND conditions.




Kooth workshop booked for year 6

KIC theatre booked to address key issues through drama.



Regular updates in head teachers weekly briefings.


Wellbeing Change team to work with staff to gather thoughts and issues to bring to termly meetings.


Work with CAT SEND team to link SEND children with older SEND as mentors. i.e Autistic child to see how their condition can be managed as they get older.


Continue to source high quality input from a variety of sources to raise profile of MH and WB.

Objective Four

The School actively promotes staff emotional wellbeing and mental health


Wellbeing team feed back to wellbeing lead on any issues raised by staff.


Structure of school ensures there is always someone to talk to, and to monitor levels of wellbeing.

Weekly SLT meeting slot to discuss wellbeing across the school and to address any issues.


Birthday board in staffroom


Wellbeing hub board in staffroom


Guardian angel programme and board in staffroom.






SLT told via YGL any concerns about their staff. Action then decided at SLT meetings on ways forward to support staff.


AF feeds back weekly in SLT on how things are going with wellbeing, any concerns and ways forward needed.


Liaises with academy wellbeing team to ensure staff across the academy are getting good support.


Shared good practice with the academy.

Work with the academy for further ways forward to support staff. Including Health insurance / counselling programme to be bought for all staff across the CAT.


Continue to work with change team on further ways to support staff wellbeing.


Develop staffroom to be a more usable welcoming space.


Provide outdoor space for staff to use at lunchtimes including furniture.

Objective Five

The school prioritises professional learning and staff development on emotional wellbeing and mental health


Planned and delivered training on neuroscience and trauma on return from lockdowns.

Online courses list given to staff to work on during lockdowns.



See CPD list

Continue to source high quality online training for staff to access and build on knowledge.

Objective Six

The school understands the different types of emotional and mental health needs across the whole-school community and has systems in place to respond appropriately


A robust system via weekly welfare / DSL meetings to discuss concerns about pupils and parents in place.










AF leads welfare meetings and coordinates responses to concerns.

Look in ways we can support parents and pupils further.

MHST in schools to be started in autumn term 2021 which we hope will expand what we can offer for mental health support for pupils and parents.


Planned project with staff member from family School to work on a bespoke programme to support parents and pupils as a holistic approach for children with emotional and behavioural issues.


Objective Seven

The school actively seeks the ongoing participation of the whole-school community in its approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health


Bi weekly staff newsletter to communicate staff news, events and useful wellbeing links.


Wellbeing Change  team meetings


Parent forum meetings



Parent active on MELC group via Save the children to be the voice of local disadvantaged families.


Pupil voice activities via wellbeing/ PHSE lessons.


Wellbeing ambassadors chosen from year 2 – 6.


Peer mentors chosen in years 3 – 6 training given.


Staff letter emailed out at end of week also displayed in staff room.


Change team meet termly and share minutes with staff.


Parent Forum minutes taken and shared to key people.



Bi weekly meetings attended




Wellbeing ambassador meetings once a week.





Trained by school counsellor (now retired)

Look at ways to increase voice of staff, pupil and parents to ensure all stakeholders are heard.




Ensure parents are asked if they wish to raise anything prior to meeting and then share minutes on website after meetings.

Aim to expand offer to more local parents to be part of the group.


Develop the role of the Wellbeing ambassador across the CAT.






Two members of staff to take lead on this and refresh how it is led and children trained. Share work in assemblies, website and social media.

Objective Eight

The school works in partnership with other schools, agencies and available specialist services to support emotional wellbeing and mental health


Effective partnership with Margate Early learning community has given many opportunities to support pupils and parents through funded charities.




Wellbeing Hub house actively seeks local links with a variety of charities and companies.



See file for further details on projects achieved.








List of links kept in TEAMs pastoral area.

Work with MELC on further projects to support pupils and parents via online training and support groups.

Work with Academy secondary schools to offer links to children with suitable older role models.



Aiming in three year school plan to make WBH a centre of excellence in the local area.