Part of the Glyn Academies Trust


At Lightwater Village School, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and all of our children. We pursue this aim using both whole school approaches and targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable children.

The whole school community’s emotional wellbeing and mental health are at the heart of the culture and ethos of our school. All stakeholders will be listened to, are happy together and are ready to learn from one another. By promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health and promote a safe and stable environment for children affected- directly or indirectly- by mental ill health. All children and staff will be taught the strategies required to manage all different areas of school, setting them up for life.


We want our children to:


  • Be effective and successful learners.
  • Make and sustain friendships.
  • Deal with and resolve conflict effectively and fairly.
  • Solve problems with others for themselves.
  • Manage strong feelings such as frustration, anger and anxiety.
  • Be able to promote calm, optimistic states that support the achievement of goals.
  • Recover from setbacks and persist in the face of the difficulties.
  • Work and play cooperatively.
  • Compete fairly and win and lose with dignity and respect for other competitors.
  • Recognise and stand up for their rights and the rights of others.
  • Understand and value the differences and commonalities between people, respecting the rights of others to have beliefs and values different from their own.


We have a full programme of wellbeing learning which enables children to talk through themes such as building relationships, changes, getting on and falling out and the best ways to handle difficult times and the feelings these bring. We celebrate the talents and progress the children make through special mentions in our Celebration Book and even Star of the Week. Over the year we focus on the meaning of six values, 1 per term.  These are:

  • Respect
  • Co-operation
  • Resilience
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Trust
  • Responsibility


We reward those children who are demonstrating these values by holding Pride Awards. The seventh value of Pride is then added to the areas we teach our children about.


Useful Websites: Has information regarding mental health. - This site contains information on mental health and tips for young people and their carers. – A website with lots of ideas on how to cope in distress Has lots of ideas on mindfulness for parents and kids


This page will be updated regularly with things we are doing in school, strategies and links.



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