Care & Support

'Parents are exceptionally positive about the school. They say that their children are safe, and that they are happy that the school takes good care of their health and wellbeing.' Ofsted 2014

We want all children at St. Paul's to feel safe and happy at school and we work hard to ensure a secure and welcoming environment. We use the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) programme for which aims to develop children's emotional intelligence, empathy and self esteem.

Each half term whole school and class assemblies and Circle Time sessions follow a particular theme; e.g. Good to be Me, Going for Goals. Bullying is dealt with during these sessions and children know that they are able to speak to any adult in school about problems they may have.

All children receive sex and relationships education appropriate to their age to prepare them adequately for the choices they may be called to make in the future.

We liaise closely with outside agencies to ensure that families are supported where necessary.

Place2Be: Emotional support for children and their families at St. Paul's

St. Paul's works in partnership with Place2Be to offer emotional support to children, their families and the whole school community. Place2Be is a national charity that works in more than 170 schools across the UK and has been at St Paul's since 2011.

Led by Gary Halai, our Place2Be School Project Manager and a team of professional counsellors, Place2Be at St Paul's offers:

  • One-to-one counselling-with-play sessions for children
  • Group sessions
  • Place2Talk: a lunchtime service, open to all pupils via a simple booking slip
  • Support for parents and carers whose children are attending Place2Be
  • Place2Think: support for school staff

In addition, parents who may need some extra emotional support can book weekly counselling sessions lasting up to a year with a qualified Parent Counsellor.