At St John's, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. 

 At our school we:

  •         help children to recognise and understand their emotions and feelings                             
  •         encourage everyone to feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  •         help children to form and maintain relationships
  •         support children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks 

We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support - To meet the needs of all our pupils through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. 

Additional support - For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences such as bereavement.  

Targeted support -  For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as ELSA or Drawing and Talking.

Parents/Carers who have any concerns about their child's emotional health and wellbeing should initially contact their child's class teacher.

Designated Wellbeing Lead: Vicky Spink


Any child at St John's can use the Birdbox in the Poppy Garden to ask to speak to 'Listening Liz'

Mrs Davis, Mrs O'Dean, Mrs Harger and Vicky Spink are trained in a number of interventions including: Mental Health First Aid; Drawing and Talking; Lego Nurture; bereavement and ELSA.


Mrs Spink


Mrs Harger (Listening Liz)


Mrs O'Dean


Mrs Davis