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The Rosary Catholic Primary School

Mental Health

How are strategies promoting mental health and wellbeing embeded in The Rosary Curriculum? 


As a school we are very aware of the needs of our community. With this at the centre of our ethos, we have designed a curriculum bespoke to our children.


  •  We regularly hold cultural and experience days that celebrate different cultures and diversity. We organise events where families are encouraged to make food from their culture and serve it to other families.  
  • The school ensures that PSHE is delivered weekly across the school. The PSHE curriculum is high quality and fulfils all DfE and PSHE association requirements regarding physical and emotional health, and keeping safe. The school has a well-developed RSE curriculum also to ensure that pupils feel comfortable about their physical and emotional development. The school has a transgender policy in place to assist pupils who may have experiencing questions or worries regarding their gender. 
  •  Diversity and being different is celebrated as a school through Odd Socks Day as part of our work on anti bullying. 
  • We teach about relationships and health using the Ten Ten Life to the Full Scheme. As a Catholic School, the teachings of God and how Jesus lived are at the centre of our ethos and are modelled by everyone in our school. 
  •  We have clear SEMH and SEND policies.  
  •  Over the last five years we have developed our Growth Mindset within the school. We have Growth Mindset characters designed by the children, who encourage qualities important for emotional wellbeing and learning. These characters are displayed in every classroom and used in every lesson by teachers. 
  •  As a school, we follow the Mental Health calendar and take part in important dates such as Children’s Mental Health Week, Safer Internet Day, Black History Month, World Kindness Day and Anti Bullying Week.
  •  The school participates in Advent and Lent projects every year where pupils and parents are encouraged to raise funds or contribute to charities e.g. the St Paul’s Food collection, contributing toys to Great Ormond Street, MacMillan coffee mornings. Thinking of others has a huge part to play in mental wellbeing.  
  •  Parenting workshops are held for new parents to the school in Nursery and Reception. Curriculum Meetings are held annually for parents to ensure that they are aware of curriculum specific coverage but also that they understand that they can contact the school with any concerns or worries. 
  •  The school ensures that transition meetings happen in Nursery, Reception, Year 3 and Year 6 to ensure smooth transition for pupils and parents.
  • Talk about mental health is normalised, any stigma is challenged by creating a culture of empathy and openness through an ongoing forum of discussion and exploration.

  • Pupils are engaged through encouraging pupil voice, authentic involvement in learning, decision making and peer-led approaches.
  • Pupils are engaged through encouraging pupil voice, authentic involvement in learning, decision making and peer-led approaches.