Children’s mental health
At St Anne’s we feel we have an important role to play in helping children develop their emotional well-being and a growth mind-set. We promote positive mental health as we believe this will improve a range of outcomes for children including attitudes to learning and better attendance. This is supported by our ethos “Learn to love…Love to learn” and our school values:
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Sometimes, additional support is required and we can offer this via our Learning Mentors – Mrs Few and Miss Hockey. They are both ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) assistants which means they are trained in topics such as social skills, emotions, bereavement, social and therapeutic stories, anger management, self-esteem, counselling skills such as solution focused and friendship. Our Learning Mentors will work with a child either individually or sometimes in a small group, using activities targeted to the child’s needs. Our Learning Mentors also attend regular clinical supervision with an Educational Psychologist and meets with other locally trained ELSAs to offer support and swap good practice. For more information about the Learning Mentor role, please see the Learning Mentor page in the About Us area of the website.
We also believe these websites could provide families with additional support and advice: