Avon Way, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7GB

01235 519235

Ladygrove Park Primary School

Growing Excellence, Inspiring Success

At Ladygrove Park Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff.  

We have a supportive and caring ethos and our approach is respectful and kind, where each individual and contribution is valued.  

At our school we know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.   

 At our school we:  

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better 

  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries 

  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships

  • promote self esteem and ensure children know that they count

  • encourage children to be confident and ‘dare to be different’

  • encourage reflective learning

  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks

  • equip children with strategies to manage emotions.

We promote a mentally healthy environment through: 

  • Promoting our school values and encouraging a sense of belonging. 

  • Promoting pupil voice and opportunities to participate in decision-making

  • Celebrating academic and non-academic achievements 

  • Providing opportunities to develop a sense of worth through taking responsibility for themselves and others 

  • Providing opportunities to reflect

  • Access to appropriate support that meets every pupil’s needs 

We pursue our aims through: 

  • Universal, whole school approaches 

  • Support for pupils who may be vulnerable or going through recent difficulties including bereavement

  • Specialised, targeted approaches aimed at pupils with more complex or long term difficulties including attachment disorder. 

Click on link to view Lucinda Powell 'Changing States of Mind' webinar, tailored and delivered to Ladygrove Park and its partner schools:  https://youtu.be/Co9nu4TVyPM

Parent Webinar and  Positive Reflections 

Positive Mental Health and Well-Being

10 ways for parents to foster health emotion regulations

Calming strategies leaflet

Circle Time Wellbeing evening

5 point scale check in

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mindfulness Apps

Resilience and Growth Mindset


Wellbeing Evening Circle Time Language

The Worry Doll

Managing Anxiety 

Relax Kids Curriculum leaflet

Anxiety Presentation

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Suggestions for picture books to help support children going through challenging situations and dealing with big feelings. Includes books about bereavement, anxiety and behaviour.  https://www.littleparachutes.com/parachute-book/

Parent help page from Young Minds, lots of advice and ideas tailored to Coronavirus and lockdown situations as well as more generally.  https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/

Free Downloadable Learning at Home Activity Books for all primary ages 

14 day challenge

I am kind (colouring sheets)

Relaxation (Calming) Activities

The Worry Tree


Top tips to help young adults and parents to keep communicating

10 Ways to Foster Healthy Emotion Regulation