Wellbeing at St Margaret's School

Over the course of their education, children spend over 7,800 hours at school.  With such a huge amount of time spent in the classroom, schools provide an ideal environment for promoting good emotional wellbeing and identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress. The social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives.  Emotional wellbeing is a clear indicator of academic achievement, success and satisfaction in later life. Evidence shows that mental health and wellbeing programmes in schools, can lead to significant improvements in children’s mental health, and social and emotional skills. Wellbeing provision in schools can also lead to reductions in classroom misbehaviour and bullying.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

The government estimate that one in ten children and young people have a diagnosable mental disorder, this is the equivalent to three pupils in every classroom across the country.

At St Margaret’s it is our aim to support positive mental for each and every one of our pupils, staff and parents/carers. We aim to do this by using a whole school approach and also by using tailored individual support for those that need it. Here at St Margaret’s we promote a caring, supportive environment in which each individual is valued and respected. We have high expectations for all and aspire to achieve excellence. For those that are struggling to manage issues we aim to recognise this and respond appropriately as quickly as possible.

Click to Download Emotional Health and Wellbeing Policy November 2018 [pdf 313KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing - Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services [pdf 1MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing - Graduated Response [pdf 1MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing -Self Assessment Check List [pdf 1MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Supporting Young Minds Through Tough Times [pdf 6MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Key Partners and Quality Assurance Booklet [pdf 894KB] Click to Download

Mental health resources for children, parents, carers and school staff

Please click on the picture link to access the resources.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

The last year has been extra stressful, especially if you’re a parent.  It's normal and entirely understandable if you're feeling overwhelmed frustrated, worried or exhausted about the situation.

You might be finding it harder than ever at the moment to know how to best look after your child’s mental health and wellbeing, as well as your own. If you’re struggling, you are not alone. Here are some resources that can really help.

Oldham Council Support and Resources

The Oldham whole school and college approach to emotional health and mental wellbeing aims to promote social, emotional and mental wellbeing.

The framework offers practical guidance to schools and colleges to develop knowledge and skills to promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent minor problems from escalating into more serious long-term issues.

The document contains key actions that head teachers and college principles can take to embed the whole school approach to emotional health and mental wellbeing.  

The actions are based on the eight principles.

These are:

  • The school ethos and environment
  • Curriculum, teaching and learning
  • Student voice
  • Staff development, health and wellbeing
  • Identifying need and monitoring impact
  • Working with parents / carers
  • Targeted support

Please select from the documents below or click on the picture link to access Oldham Council Wellbeing page.

Wellbeing Resources

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Whilst every effort has been made evaluate these sites for content, St Margaret's Primary School is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.


Class Clips KS1 - Emotional Wellbeing


Class Clips KS2 - Emotional Wellbeing


Smiling Mind - Modern Meditation for young people age 7 years and up


Mindful Gnats - Mindfulness and relaxation skills