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Cheadle Catholic Junior School

Emotional Well- being and Mental Health

The Well-Being Team at CCJS

At Cheadle Catholic Juniors we are committed to ensuring the well-being of every child so that they are healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit. It has been well documented that when children are worried and anxious this can become a barrier to learning. Therefore, at CCJS we have introduced a well-being team to encourage children to talk about any worries, develop resilience in dealing with problems and nurture positive self-esteem and relationships.

Our PSHE Co-ordinator works alongside the SENCO to ensure that Emotional Well-being is at the heart of the Whole-School Curriculum and that it is tailored and adapted so that all children can access it . This can be through one to one sessions, whole-class PSHE lessons and curriculum, Rainbow groups with a small group of pupils and whole school initiatives including Mental Health days, assemblies and exciting projects.

As well as this, our Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner, Mrs Rezzano, is trained in counselling skills and supports children in many ways  including regular sessions, drop-ins and play/ art therapy. Please do ask if you feel that your child would benefit at all from Mrs Rezzano's expertise.

All pupils are also invited to join our  daily Morning Mindfulness colouring and Cool Down, Calm Down sessions at the end of lunch time. We also have an open door policy and hope that all the children feel that they have people that they can speak to if they need to talk.

Please continue to check this page for details of any work, whole school projects and initiatives and new updates regarding Emotional-Well-being in School. 

Meet the team

Mrs Bird- Safeguarding officer & pastoral lead (mat leave)

Miss McGrath- PHSE lead

Mrs Rezzano- Emotional wellbeing practitioner

Mrs Warwick- SENCo/ Safe guarding officer

Mrs Allcock - Emotive Literacy lead

Our Well-being team now has an email address which you can use if you need to contact someone.

Emotional Well- being Ambassadors

Last year the Well- being team decided to take on some helpers. We decided that our theme for the year would be 'Children helping children' and so we invited a pupil from each year group to become an Emotional Well- being Ambassador. 

These children came to meetings with the Well- being team to help us make decisions about how to tackle Emotional Well-being across the school. They helped to launch new initiatives by presenting to classes across the school, co- lead whole school assemblies and even joined staff at a staff meeting to train up teachers and teaching assistants.