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At Millbrook Primary we promote a whole school approach to wellbeing through the 5 areas of Emotional Intelligence:


Self Awareness     

Self Confidence 

Self Motivation


Social Skills


As a school we aim to


*  commit to promoting mental health and well being as part of school life

* Use Forest School to Support the development of Emotional Intelligence

* Improve the emotional wellbeing of their staff and pupils

* Ensure mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided

* Offer provision and interventions that matches the needs of its pupils and staff

* Engage the whole-school community in the importance of mental health awareness

* Capture the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues


To help us with our Whole School Approach we have :


                                                        SHINE CHAMPIONS


Shine Champions are pupils who have shown a real interest in championing positive mental health and wellbeing.  These pupils are keen to share their learning around mental health and advertise the importance of self-care.   The Shine Champions have a responsibility for leading and promoting wellbeing throughout school, they drive the message forward and release the stigma around talking about challenging feelings and encourage people to talk.  Wellbeing Ambassadors provide feedback on what’s working well and highlight any gaps in whole-school approaches to wellbeing. There are two children from Year 1 - Year 6. 

Wellbeing resources

Please find a collection of resources below to support well-being:


Here are some website that can provide additional support and information about wellbeing and mental health:

At Millbrook Primary School our aim is to provide the highest quality pastoral care throughout the school. All staff work together to help pupils at Millbrook achieve their best, educationally, socially and emotionally.

Every member of staff is committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being of all our children and their families. We are happy to speak to pupils and parents/carers about any concerns they may have. However, we also have a dedicated Pastoral Care Team, led by Miss Leanne Connelly, Assistant Head Teacher who is responsible for inclusion safe guarding and wellbeing within the school. Her work is supported by all staff but particularly Mrs Lynn King, Pastoral Support Worker.

Our children are encouraged to make the most of their time at Millbrook Primary School, so every effort is made to remove obstacles to successful learning and to equip young people with the confidence and skills to be enthusiastic learners and effective members of the community.

Our aims are:

  • To provide an environment which will support the emotional health and well-being of all our pupils.
  • To support and empower families who are experiencing challenges.
  • To meet the differing needs of all our children so that each unique child is equipped with life-long skills.
  • To help our children develop empathy for social, spiritual, emotional and physical needs within the school.
  • To maintain an atmosphere in which children feel secure, are encouraged in their learning, growth and social development and know that they are valued within a healthy and safe environment.
  • To model for parents/carers that their children are being educated in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • To motivate pupils to recognise and reflect upon our core values which are: Inclusion, Determination, Aspiration, Respect and Excellence.
  • To promote positive relationships with parents/carers through good communication and interaction.
  • To enhance parental awareness of how children learn and the importance of education.

To work with a range of stakeholders, parents, support staff, outreach agencies and other schools to ensure the best outcomes for every pupil.

Support in School

We have a ‘Friendship Club’ which run at lunchtime. The club is supervised by members of staff who are available to talk and play with children who may be feeling vulnerable.

Peer Support for children

At Millbrook School we believe that with the right training and support, children can help each other to manage low level situations in the playground. This works really well and the children enjoy helping one-another. Adults are always supervising and will assist if needed. The children learn to respect one-another and this inclusive approach helps to boost self-esteem amongst pupils. Our Forest school programme, led by Miss Connelly also builds on emotional intelligence developing; social skills, empathy, self motivation, self confidence and esteem. School recoginses that education is a two path journey of both academia and emotional intelligence. We have 8 members of staff who are trained to deliver seesions and every class in the school has a session each week.



Children have the opportunity to discuss their issues or concerns through ‘Bubble Time’. Children can write their name on the board which is located outside the PLO door.

The Mentor will then make time to have a discussion with the child and solve any issues. Even if it just a chat they want. All new pupils who start Millbrook Primary are told about Bubble Time and children feel valued and cared for.

Bubble Time gives pupils the opportunity to discuss their feelings in a calm and relaxed environment.

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