School Support

At St Mary's Catholic Primary School we recognise and value the importance of mental health and wellbeing. We have a wide range of support available within school and have developed a Mental Health and Wellbeing action plan.
We have a clear approach to support and have a tiered system based on need. We call this our mental health and wellbeing provision map. We have 4 levels of support which allows us to identify the support a child requires based on need. It also means we can identify when it is appropriate to refer a child or family on for further support
The document below is our Mental Health and Wellbeing provision map. If you have any questions regarding this then please contact Mrs Cox.

Have you been asked what Zone you are in ?


We have introduced the Zones of Regulation. The Zones of Regulation is an intervention which helps children to manage difficult emotions, known as ‘self-regulation’.


From time to time, all of us (including adults) find it hard to manage strong feelings such as worry, anger, restlessness, fear or tiredness, and this stops us from getting on with our day effectively. Children who feel these emotions often find it hard to learn and concentrate in school.  The Zones of Regulation aims to teach children strategies to help them cope with these feelings so they can get back to feeling calm and ready to learn. These coping strategies are called ‘self-regulation’.


We do a daily check in, using the zones of regulation, where children can let the teacher know how they are feeling. When the children come into school they put their leaf on the zone they are feeling. This then enables the teacher to offer support and help.


Your child may tell you about the zones so below is what each zone is and the feelings linked to this zone. Maybe ask your child which zone they put their leaf in today !

What are the different Zones?


Blue Zone:

low level of arousal; not ready to learn; feels sad, sick, tired, bored, moving slowly.


Green Zone:

calm state of alertness; optimal level to learn; feels happy, calm, feeling okay, focused.


Yellow Zone:

heightened state of alertness; elevated emotions; has some control; feels frustrated, worried, silly/wiggly, excited, loss of some control.


Red Zone:

heightened state of alertness and intense emotions; not an optimal level for learning; out of control; feels mad/angry, terrified, yelling/hitting, elated, out of control.

Wellbeing Champions
2 children from each class in years 2-6 will be our wellbeing champions. 
Their role is :
1) To spread happiness and peace throughout the school.
2) To promote and support the wellbeing and mental health of their class
3) To welcome new children and staff to the school.
4) To be kind, caring and helpful towards others.
5) To always treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.
Our amazing wellbeing team is supported by Mrs Cox and the class teachers. We meet once every half term.