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Rusthall St Paul’s CE Primary School







SEND and Well-Being

The mental health and wellbeing of our pupils is a core thread that runs through every facet of school life at Rusthall St Paul's Primary School.  This is driven by our leadership team and school governors and is supported by every member of staff in school. 

Social and emotional skills can improve academic attainment, enhance pupils' motivation as well as promote wellbeing and help prevent mental health difficulties from developing. When children have good levels of mental health and wellbeing it helps them to:

  • ·learn and explore the world,
  • ·feel, express, and manage the full range of emotions, 
  • ·form and maintain good relationships with others,
  • ·cope with and manage change, setbacks and uncertainty,
  • ·develop and thrive.

 As a school, we aim to help develop the children's mental health and wellbeing through our curriculum and the opportunities we provide all of our pupils.  We actively teach them to develop their social skills, understand what wellbeing is and how to maintain it, manage their emotions, build and sustain relationships, be confident, be self-aware and to work in a team.

Below you will find a wealth of information and resources a variety of areas of wellbeing. 

Kent SEND Update - Mental Health

Zones of Regulation 

The Five Point Scale 

Young Minds – Parents’ guide to supporting an anxious child

Useful article from The Child Mind Institute on dos and don'ts for anxious children

Background info on what causes anxiety and strategies for supporting your child.

Social skills 

Click here for some general information from the NHS about anxiety

We value the mental wellbeing of all the adults in our school community just as much as we do the children's! Adults may find the following websites and resources helpful:

Steps to Wellbeing


NHS Mental Health Services

If you have concerns about your child’s mental health and wellbeing then please speak to your child’s class teacher or to our Head of School or our SENCO