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Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Social, Emotional and Mental Health 


Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) is critical to the development and educational achievement of children and young people and research has shown it has important consequences for health and social outcomes in adult life.


At Adel Primary School we firmly believe that good mental health is essential for children to access learning effectively and to ensure they thrive during their time with us, and beyond.  Promoting and actively encouraging positive mental wellbeing is at the core of school’s values, ethos and curriculum design.


By providing a safe, caring environment on which children can thrive and succeed we aim to develop children’s skills for life by nurturing their ability to question, explore, make mistakes and persevere.


Our curriculum is designed to encapsulate three key drivers which derives from the key principles of establishing and maintaining positive mental wellbeing – Growth: developing resilience and independence. Diversity: recognising, respecting and celebrating our cultural backgrounds. Engagement: inspiring children to interact and engage with the world around them.


At Adel Primary School we will:

Implement a coordinated approach that recognises and supports positive mental wellbeing universally and consistently throughout our community.


Ensure all children have the skills to achieve and maintain positive mental wellbeing as part of their daily routine.


Ensure all staff are confident in knowing how to support children to achieve positive mental wellbeing and are able to recognise emerging issues early.


Ensure families are involved as appropriate in the support which we put in place.


Ensure that we work with external agencies to provide swift access and appropriate referrals to best support the children in our care.   



If you have a any concerns about your child's mental health and wellbeing please contact school on 0113 2301116 or via email at as soon as possible. 

APS Supporting Children's Mental Health & Wellbeing Policy