Children Walking


We understand the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing in order for pupils to thrive both academically and socially. At Hoe Bridge, we believe that when children have positive mental health they will be happy, confident and achieve to the best of their potential.

We place equal importance and emphasis on physical and mental health and aim to prepare the children for both the successes and challenges they may face in their everyday lives.

We actively try to:

  • Help children understand and effectively manage their emotions
  • Ensure children are comfortable with opportunities to share worries and concerns
  • Encourage positive relationships
  • Promote positive self-esteem
  • Help them to develop emotional resilience
  • Support and guide them through life’s obstacles and hurdles

These objectives are taught through assemblies, PSHE, small group work and external visitors.

Our annual Wellbeing week is a way of celebrating positive mental health and wellbeing and all we do to try and achieve it.


Staff with a Responsibility for Wellbeing 

Stephen Arnott – Head of Pastoral Care, History Teacher, Mental Health First Aider

Rosie Saxe - Pastoral, Assistant Head KS1

Stefanie Davis – SENCo

Paul Braithwaite – Wellbeing Award Lead, PE Teacher

Michelle Hollingsworth – Pre-Prep Wellbeing Lead

Zoe Lightfoot – School Nurse

Samantha Arnold – Safeguarding Governor


Wellbeing Award for Schools

In June 2020 we achieved our Wellbeing Award for Schools. This whole school award focusses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place, promoting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of the whole school community. The award has an emphasis on embedding a culture where mental health is seen as the responsibility of all and where we understand how best to support everyone in the school’s community.

Through achieving this award, we have:

  • Shown our commitment to promoting mental health as part of school life
  • Improved the emotional wellbeing of staff and pupils
  • Ensured mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
  • Offered provision and interventions that match the needs of its pupils and staff
  • Engaged the whole-school community in the importance of mental health awareness
  • Captured the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues

While we have achieved the award and created a supportive and nurturing community, we know that these are the first steps on a larger journey, ensuring that we continue to develop this important part of day to day life.


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