St. Anthony’s offers a wide range of pastoral support with an open-door approach throughout, giving children the opportunity to talk openly about their feelings with all staff. We also use external services and support programmes to help ensure a pastoral approach is maintained.
- Jigsaw – The school use Jigsaw to form their PSHE lessons. It is aimed at children aged 3-11 and helps them navigate their way through the world and helps develop positive relationships with themselves and others. It has a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health.
- CAMHS – Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services is used as a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their mental health or wellbeing.
- Worry Eaters – Every class has an allocated worry eater which gives pupils the opportunity to share their worries with the worry eater and to feel like they have ‘let go’ of the worry and allowed it to ‘be eaten’. Each class names their worry monster at the beginning of the year and will read the ‘Worry Monster’ book to ensure their understanding of its use is clear.
- Barnardos – Barnardos is a children’s charity that has previously helped identified children at St. Anthony’s with transition to secondary school.
- Headstart – Headstart is a collection of services and interventions that offers a variety of mental health and wellbeing support for children aged 10 and above, parents and professionals.
- www.twinkl.co.uk – lots of resources for children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing