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Social and Emotional Well-Being

Spilsby Primary is delighted to have been awarded the Well-being Award for Schools. A national standard for promoting positive mental health and emotional well being.

Our children's welfare is extremely important to us at Spilsby Primary Academy so we are working in collaboration with experts, trainers and counsellors at Supporting Minds; who specialise in counselling both children and adults.  They also help children with coping methods surrounding healthy relationships, puberty, sexual education, anxiety, emotional well-being, self-esteem and self-care.


Workshops/lessons will run throughout the school year to ensure that we continue to help our children in the changing world they will face when they move on from Primary School and into later life. 


We're very excited to be working in partnership with Supporting Minds, who will assist us in making sure early help is in place should the children need it.  If there are any concerns either pre or post any workshops please feel free to come and see us in school.


These workshops will all run in line with the PHSE curriculum which states that all children are given guidance in relation to Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.  


For more information about the companies, please look at the following links and read the booklet below:

Mental Health, Social and Emotional Wellbeing Policy

In order to support our children's well-being, we use this flowchart as a means of identifying the appropriate support.

Our well-being group in action! Our children meet together at lunchtime to help develop their confidence through peer support whilst also building relationships.

During well-being lunch club, the children drew around each other, then all labelled different feelings and where they felt them.

Well-being Questionnaire Results- Nov 2018

Striving to normalise mental health language in our children we focus every week on different feelings with an 'emotion of the week'. Fabulous aides #moodcards 😊 #childrensmentalhealth #socialandemotionalwellbeing


Spilsby Primary showing their support for Young Minds with the whole school community coming together for #HelloYellow to support young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day.

Y5 creating their own lyrics to the tune of 'Rather Be' all about friendship and anti-bullying.

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The children were very excited to be picked for the official launch of Kindness Cupcake Tea-party after the lovely Mrs Hanson came up with an idea where once a month on a Friday one child per class will be awarded for fabulous manners and lovely kindness.

There was fun and games at Mrs Hanson's Kindness Cupcake Tea party this afternoon.

Lovely Afternoon Kindness Cupcake Tea Party rewarding children for their mindfulness of other’s feelings and acts of kindness.

Parental feedback from our kindness cupcake tea party.

Wow this tree in KS1 was amazing without leaves but now all the leaves are on to tell us why our children love coming to school #lovelearning #lovehardwork #lovephonics #loveteachers #loveourclassrooms #favouritethings

Spilsby Primary's well-being work was featured in Molly's Guide!




"It's great to see a school truly embracing a whole school approach and meaningful



Supporting Minds‏:

"Feeling supported by teachers and parents helping us to offer good emotional well being

for children."


NIPS (following our presentation at the Lincoln Mental Health Seminar):

"Thank you so much for coming along.  Here's hoping your work inspires lots of other schools to change their approach." 


Twinkle Tots Child Minding:

"I love how your school is so focused on mental health and raising awareness to your pupils.  Well done"


Andrea Harrn (Psychologist and expert in CBT, mindfulenss and emotional intelligence): 

"Wonderful to see emotions and mindfulness being taught in schools.  Using affirmations are a powerful way of planting seeds of strength and positivity".


Vicki Lightfoot (Parent of Y2 pupil, following a yoga session)

" I've had a full demo tonight - well-being a lifelong skill great to see"


Claire Davison (Parents of children in Reception and Year 5)

"I'm so proud of Spilsby Academy for the amount of focus you put on children's mental health.  You are an amazing school and I'm glad my children are a part of it."


Abi Jones (EYFS Educator)

WOW.  This is such a fantastic idea.  To normalise this at such a young age and to also encourage children to actually speak about different levels of emotion.  Seriously well done Spilsby Primary. 

Well-being books for our school library!