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At Riddings Infant and Nursery School we have a dedicated Well-being  Care Team, who take great pride in nurturing our pupils.


All children should be nurtured in accordance with their individual needs. There will always be children and young people in schools facing life challenges that detract from their ability to engage with learning, and some will require greater support to increase their emotional literacy than others.


What is a Well-being Team?

A well-being Team's role is to help, support and advise parents and carers who have worries or concerns about their child.


How can the Well-being Team help me?

Our Well-being Team can offer support in a range of situation, such as:

· advice and support with your child's behaviour at home and school.

· advice and support about your child's punctuality and attendance.

· other concerns you may have relating to your child that you would like support with.

· supporting you or someone you know who is suffering domestic abuse.

· concerns about any child's welfare.

· support you to talk to your child’s teacher or to school about any concerns you may have.

· help you to access information about difficulties you may be experiencing such as money worries, relationships, health etc.

· offering group work and one to one session with children in school.

· Assistance with form filling.


The Well-being Team can help your child to:

· Express their views

· Raise self esteem and confidence

· Encourage them to achieve

· Support them in developing friendships

· Manage pressures and difficult times in their lives

· Learn about their social and emotional skills and how to improve these.

· Manage feelings following a bereavement or loss.


How does my child access support through the Well-being Team?


· A referral can be made by your child's class teacher or any or any other adult who works with your child.

· A parent may refer their child after consultation with the Well-being team.

· A child can speak with the Well-being team.


   What might we be able to offer?

  •  ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) - 6 week intervention to support the well being of children who may require help with recognising emotions, developing friendships or have experienced a difficult time in their lives; family separation and loss. Support for anxiety and anger management.
  •  Positive Play — Play based approach to support the emotional well being of children with a key aim of building a trusting relationship with the Positive Play worker. Sessions are delivered in a sensory environment; a safe space for children to  express and communicate their feelings.

    Helping children to build their self esteem and achieve their full potential.

  • Lego Therapy - helps children to develop their communication and  social skills through a highly structured small group activity. The activity involves working together and taking on different roles to construct models following clear diagrams

  • Enhanced transition—support for children to help with their transition from class to class and from  school to school.


Who are Riddings Well-being Team?         

                         Pastoral and well-being Lead 

                                           Mrs Kerry Bartlett

                                         Family Support Worker

                                                                 Mrs Rachel Christian

Well-being Mentor

Mrs Fiona Fox

 Well-being Assistant (Positive Play)

Mrs Sally Bennett

Well –being Assistant (ELSA)

Miss Sarah Hibbard 


We have an open door policy to communicate, providing time to talk to parents, children and families, to ensure all our children are safe, happy and learning.

  • We are available to talk via telephone, direct email, face to face and provide time for our parents to communicate and work with us eg through Parent Consultations and good daily availability .
  • Our children are actively encouraged to speak about any concerns they may have to a member of staff. The children know that our staff take all concerns seriously and know that they can speak to any responsible adult in school.
  • Children can put worries into the Worry Monster boxes in all classrooms.
  • We have an effective PHSE curriculum that supports children and develops key skills, not only for school, but for life.