Leigh CE Primary School

Emotionally Friendly Settings


The emotional wellbeing of our children, staff and families has always been of the upmost importance to us as a school.  We recognise that academic learning will only happen effectively when emotional wellbeing is good.  We also recognise that the emotional wellbeing of staff and families directly impacts on the wellbeing of the children in our care.  

Wellbeing Champions

Since embarking on our journey to becoming an Emotionally Friendly Setting we have developed a team of Wellbeing Champions- members of staff who have reviewed our current practices in school and created steps to further improve the ways we support and provide our school community with the skills and strategies needed to enable them to support their own emotional wellbeing in the long term.

Clare Oxborough

Lisa Brown

Louise Butler

Joanne Wood

Elizabeth Connaughton

Andrea Atherton

Wellbeing governor

Beth Hughes

Samantha Wordan

Julie Waterworth

Important documents

Links to the pupil wellbeing policy and staff wellbeing policy

Pupil Wellbeing Policy

Staff Wellbeing Policy

Chill and Chat

In February we held our first Chill and Chat session.  Families were invited into school to make connections with each other, have a chat and enjoy each other's company.  Lots of outside agencies also attended the session so families could seek advice and support and get to know the services that are available to them.  This session was extremely successful and we had lots of positive feedback.  We are aiming to hold these sessions termly, so keep a look out on social media and ClassDojo for the dates of upcoming sessions.  Please remember, you don't need to wait for a Chill and Chat session to speak to us for support, please come and chat any time to the Wellbeing Champions, pastoral team or teachers.

Wellbeing Ambassadors

As well as having designated Wellbeing Champions  within the staff we have also created Wellbeing Ambassadors-  a group of children who are committed to supporting their own and the wider school community's emotional wellbeing.  Together we really are 'creating a better future'!