Central to our vision of Love Learn Shine is ensuring children, families and staff are physically and emotionally happy and healthy. We believe that achieving this will enable children, families and staff to Love Learn Shine in school and beyond.

Our core Christian values are celebrated and used to teach our children the gifts that they have as unique and special individuals in our community. Daily collective worship is an important time when we all come together to praise and reflect.

We want every individual to feel valued in our community to Shine in the light and love of God.

Advice and Concerns

If you feel the need to seek advice about your own or your child’s wellbeing we have members of staff in school for you to contact via the office:

Your Child’s Class Teacher – All class teachers know our children well and are always an excellent first point of contact.

Mr Griffiths- Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Fishburn – Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Personal, Social, Heath & Economic (PSHE) Education lead.

Mrs Jones – SENDCO, and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Jones is also our Mental Health and Wellbeing lead and a trained adult Mental Health First Aider.


NHS The Go-To – For Healthy Minds in North Yorkshire

Not sure what to feel about what you’re feeling?

The Go-To is the home of wellbeing and mental health for young people in North Yorkshire. They are there to help you find the right help and support for you, to help you stay well, whatever is going on in your life. They offer a range of support and guidance for both children and adults.

You can access their site here. 

Compass Phoenix (formerly Compass Buzz and Reach)

Compass Phoenix is a free, confidential health and wellbeing service for children and young people between the ages of 5-19.

It’s also available for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) up to the age of 25.

The Compass Phoenix service is for those children and young people who may benefit from receiving early help and prevention of harm work in relation to mild to moderate emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.

The aim of the service is to improve outcomes for children and young people’s mental health by strengthening the range of mental health support available to children and young people.

They have produced a booklet aimed at helping a child prepare for transition.  It is designed for children to share with their parents and carry out some of the activities with them. Children can also take this with them as they move into year 7.

Moving to Secondary School Booklet

Growing Healthy North Yorkshire – Healthy Child Team


The Healthy Child Team promote and protect the health and wellbeing of all children and young people aged 5 to 19. They work with children, young people and families to empower and enable them to make informed decisions about health, and to support them in transitioning safely and happily into adult life.  On their website they provide useful information for children and their families including sleep, e-safety and emotional health. Parents can access their support by contact them directly or asking school to make a referral.

School Based Support Strategies and Services

We have a number of programmes that can be individually tailored to specific and Individual needs. These are often run on a 1:1 basis or a small group. We are pleased to share some examples of these below.

Just B Emotional Wellbeing Support

We are proud to work in close partnership with Just ‘B’ who provide emotional wellbeing support to primary and secondary schools in our area. This service provides children and young people with a space to share, explore and develop an understanding of their lives and emotional responses to a wide range of issues.

Drawing and Talking

Drawing and Talking is a person-centred therapy that takes place over a course of around 12 weeks, focusing on prevention, early intervention and recovery from emotional trauma. Drawing and Talking is a highly effective therapeutic play work approach.

The Nest and Butterfly Garden

In addition to the safe nurturing spaces of each classroom we have shared indoor and outdoor spaces where children can have quieter calm time throughout the day to support their wellbeing.

Anxiety Gremlin

The Anxiety Gremlin is a mischievous creature who loves to gobble up your anxious feelings! The more anxiety you feed him, the bigger and bigger he gets and the more and more anxious you feel! How can you stop this? Starve your Anxiety Gremlin of anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and watch him shrink!

Based on cognitive behavioural principles, this workbook uses fun and imaginative activities to teach children how to manage their anxiety by changing how they think and act – getting rid of their Anxiety Gremlins for good! Bursting with stories, puzzles, quizzes, and colouring, drawing and writing games.

The Boxall Profile

This unique online tool assesses the social, emotional and mental development of pupils. It provides a precise picture of a pupil’s strengths, as well as any difficulties which could affect their learning.

Based on these results, the Boxall Profile® provides practical strategies and techniques for the classroom or nurture group to help young people achieve their full potential.

Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA)

ELSA stands for Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. ELSA support in schools is a project designed to help schools support the emotional needs of children.

ELSA acknowledges that children and young people learn best when they feel happier and their emotional needs are being met. ELSAs are trained to plan and deliver programmes of support to children who may be experiencing temporary or long term additional emotional needs.

A lot of work that ELSAs do is on an individual basis with one child, however, there are cases where group sessions may be appropriate such as when working on social skills and friendship skills.

Zones of Regulation

This approach teaches a variety of social-emotional skills to children, starting with early emotional skills and advancing on to self-regulation and navigating social situations.

Here are some skills taught covered in The Zones of Regulation:

  • Identifying your emotions by categorizing feelings
  • Self-regulation: Achieving the preferred state of alertness (zone) for a situation. This is all about regulating your body and emotional regulation.
  • Identifying triggers: Learning what makes you “tick” and why
  • Coping strategies: Various techniques and strategies that help achieve emotional regulation and manage strong emotions
  • Size of the problem: Introduces the idea that the size of your reaction should match the size of your problem, how to identify the size of your problem, and strategies for problem-solving.
  • Expected behaviour vs unexpected behaviour: This also covers perspective taking and how your behaviour affects the thoughts and feelings of the people around you.

Wider Community Support and Services

Wellbeing Videos

The links below offer a range of advice about children’s wellbeing which we hope families find helpful.

Anisa Lewis

Anisa Lewis is a Positive Parenting Coach who empowers parents with the skills and the know how to raise happy, confident kids. She comes highly recommended from a number of schools within the Yorkshire Causeway Schools Trust.

Confidence Coaching

Confidence Coaching Harrogate has been set up by two local teachers in Harrogate. Their aim is to work with young people to give them practical tools to enable them to feel more confident and find their inner voice.

Find out more about Confidence Coaching Harrogate on FacebookInstagram or email confidencecoachingharrogate@gmail.com