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Pupil Wellbeing

Here at St Laurence's we aim to promote the health and  wellbeing of all our pupils, throughout their time with us. Research tells us that education and health and wellbeing are closely linked. 


Our School Vision Statement draws on this 

Through our Christian values, we strive to enrich the lives of our worshipping community.

We we live, love and learn through faith in Jesus 'who strengthens us.'

We will celebrate diversity and believe that we can reach our full potential academically, socially, globally and spiritually.


Learning social and emotional skills can not only have a positive impact on pupil attainment, but also leads to children who have increased confidence and an improved growth mindset. We foster positive relationships between all staff and pupils and between pupils. Through Pupil Voice and regular questionnaires, we aim to find out what the children feel about our school, their environment and their own personal wellbeing. Children have the opportunity to represent their fellow pupils in a number of ways, including School Council, Sports Ambassadors, Eco-Team and Worship Warriors. The children's achievements are recognised in our Celebration Worship on a Friday morning where parents are warmly invited to attend. Not only is this their chance to shine through academic achievement, but also a chance to be proud of their successes outside of school hours. 

Our PSHE curriculum, utilising the One Decision resources amongst others, aims to ensure our children become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We also ensure the children access the NHS approved My Happy Mind programme on a weekly basis, which aims to achieve our goal of making sure that every child has the tools to thrive in our modern world.

We have a number of opportunities throughout the school year in which children receive extra curricular activities and ways to improve their well being. 



Learning Mentor

Your first port of call if you have any worries or concerns about your child should be your child's class teacher, however our Learning Mentor Mrs Wood is available to offer extra pastoral care for those who may benefit from additional emotional support. Mrs Wood has worked at St Laurence's for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience supporting our children. 

Pets as Therapy

We are currently working in partnership with Pets as Therapy this year, Tallulah and her human Clare are regular visitors to school. They have story time sessions with all year groups as well as individual sessions for those children who might benefit from spending time with her. Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national charity that enhances the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in communities across the UK. They strive to ensure that everyone, no matter their circumstances, has access to the companionship of an animal. 

Rock Kidz

We welcome Rock Kids who are dedicated to teaching children important life lessons through rock music. Their programme has risen in popularity with an experienced team of musicians who bring a fresh, innovative approach to learning by delivering interactive sessions that are both fun and memorable! On their visit this year, during their Health and wellbeing workshop, the children learned the song Nobody Like Me -which reminds them they have a unique place in the world.

Forest School

The children benefit from access to our Forest School area. Our wonderful school grounds, set in a natural environment offer the children the opportunity to establish  deep thought processes and helps them to develop the strength and resilience needed to cope with emotional difficulties. A Forest School environment gives the children the space and freedom that may not be otherwise available in their lives, with opportunities to learn new skills, physical challenges and extended movement activities. These activities provide visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning.  Forest School activities are flexible, enabling the children to achieve with a degree of challenge, building confidence and self-esteem and encouraging perseverance. The children are engaged in active learning, exploring 'What can I do with this?' "How can I make this work?'. 

Forest School activities support the holistic nature of children's exploration and learning. Please take a look at the parent handbook below.