At Broad Chalke Primary School we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils.  We recognise that everyone experiences life challenges that make us vulnerable and, at times, anyone may need emotional support.

We recognise the importance of enabling pupils to be resilient and supporting good mental health and wellbeing.  We aim to develop children’s coping skills and to support them when they face challenges. 

Our aim is to help build resilience to mental health and wellbeing and to be a school where:

  • All children feel valued
  • Children have the sense of belonging and feel safe
  • Children are empowered to acknowledge and understand their emotions and feelings
  • Children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • Promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • Encourage children to be confident
  • Help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
  • Help children socially to form and maintain relationships

 To support the emotional well-being needs of our school, we are fortunate to have staff that can offer Pastoral care to any child when needed. Children can find it difficult to work out how they are feeling. At school we support them through using: 

  • Crumble time
  • Kitchen nurture
  • Lego therapy
  • ELSA
  • Drawing & Talking
  • Ready to shine morning club


Broad Chalke Primary School nurture room

Useful links:

ChildLine is the UK’s free, confidential helpline for children and young people. They offer advice and support, by phone and online, 24 hours a day. Telephone 0800 1111 https://www.childline.org.uk/

ChildLine Calm Zone focuses upon breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress. https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

MindEd is a free educational resource providing education about children and young people, adults and older people’s mental health for all adults https://mindedhub.org.uk/

YoungMinds are a UK leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/