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Supporting our children’s mental well-being

At Jerry Clay Academy Wellbeing is a school priority. 

We have a 3 step tiered approach to support this area through:

  1. Quality First Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum for all- PSHE Curriculum (Please see ‘Curriculum Tab’ for further information)
  2. Targeted support – From our dedicated pastoral team – Mrs. Wood- Pastoral Lead, Mrs. Swinburne- Headteacher
  3. Wider Strategies– Led by Mrs. Swinburne & Mrs. Wood Wellbeing/ Pastoral Lead (PHSE/RSE, SEND, Safeguarding, Safe and Happy). These strategies include guiding additional targeted support in school, referrals to other professionals and specialists, signposting to information and organisations that can provide parents and carers with guidance and support.
  4. Bespoke Strategies– This approach is supported by the Headteacher and our PSHE Leader, Mrs. Burrows and teacher led assemblies, the work of our ‘Mental Health’ Ambassador, the focus of our ‘Wellbeing Charter’ for both children and adults.

Sources of Guidance/Support 

JCA Strategy for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Children and young people:

For families:

Parenting advice from child mental health experts

This app covers a range of areas that can support and guide parents:


Wakefield- Supporting children’s mental health & well-being

Children’s mental health – Wakefield Council