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St. Francis de Sales Catholic Junior School

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Whole School Approach

We are committed to promoting positive mental health and well-being for all pupils, staff and parents and have developed a whole school approach to mental health and well-being, working with a number of mental health professionals and agencies in supporting children and adults in school. These include:

  • parents
  • pupils
  • school staff 
  • school attendance officer
  • YPAS Seedlings
  • ADHD Foundation
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Mental Health Support Team
  • Early Help team
  • Children's Services


If you require more information about these external agencies, please see the links at the bottom of the page.

Strategies we use to support children's mental health and well-being in school


Mental Health support in school

When a pupil is identified as requiring mental health support in school, a pre-referral chat will be carried out between the mental health lead and SENCO, Mrs. J. Carson, and the pupil.  The outcome of this will determine which level of support is required for the pupil according to the MH vulnerability dashboard (see below).  Before beginning any support, the pupil's parents and teacher will be asked to complete a 'Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire' (SDQ), once the support has ended, another SDQ will be completed to track the progress of the pupil and success of intervention.  


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