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Wellbeing at Priory Park Infants

At Priory, we place supporting the wellbeing of all of the members of our community at the heart of all we do.



We are proud to announce that we are a myHappymind Bronze Accredited school!

This means that as a school we consider the mental health and wellbeing of our children as one of our top priorities. We have created a whole school culture that helps build our children's resilience, confidence and self esteem as well as teaching them how to self regulate in those stressful times. 


This Accreditation badge has been awarded thanks to all the effort our staff, children, governors and parents have put in to bring the lessons of myHappymind to life all around our school!

To Learn more about the myHappymind for Schools programme visit their website here -           



As a whole school program grounded in science and dedicated to building positive mental wellbeing, myHappymind helps children understand how their brains work and creates a culture that helps to build children's resilience, confidence, and self-esteem. myHappymind also teaches the children how to self-regulate and manage their emotions in stressful times, allowing them to be their very best selves!

Learn more here: myHappymind

myHappymind Module Descriptions

• Meet Your Brain: Understanding how your brain works and how to ensure we look after it so that we can manage our emotions and be at our best. Growth mindset is a key part of this too.

• Celebrate: Understanding your unique character strengths and learning to celebrate them. This is a fantastic module for building self-esteem.

• Appreciate: Understanding why gratitude matters and how you can develop gratitude as a habit. Gratitude is key to well-being and resilience and we're all about making it a habit!

• Relate: Understanding why positive relationships matter and how to build them. We're focussed on the building blocks of good relationships and friendships.

• Engage: Understanding how to set meaningful goals that matter and how to keep resilient in times of challenge. This module is all about building self-esteem and resilience too.



We have a number of members of the team who are part of our wellbeing team.


My name is Sophie Bolger and I am an Assistant Headteacher at Priory Park Infants as well as a Reception Class Teacher. Most recently I have received a certification as a ‘Senior Mental Health Lead’, a role that seeks to drive improvement in supporting and implementing well being and mental health support for Staff, Children and their Families.





I'm Kate Yelland and my role as a Family Support Worker is to provide families with further tools and strategies, suggest resources or sometimes just listen and let them share and offload. I’ve completed various training to support my role from anger management and child bereavement to the completion of the CAMH foundation module as well as being a Mum of 3!



My name is Jo Adamson and I’m the coordinator for the Rainbow Room and work with our 2 and 3 year olds. I enjoy being outside in nature and I am currently studying to be a Forest School Leader. The Forest Schools programmes has been found to have positive impacts on children's physical and mental health so I am looking forward to fostering a nature connection in the children at playgroup.   




My name is Gemma Redman and i am one of the Higher Level Teaching Assistants at School. I have recently undertaken qualifications in counselling. I am able to support Parents in School with different areas of need. Please get in touch if you would like some support.

We have produced a number of support newsletters

How Forest School at Priory Park Infants supports wellbeing

Being in a natural environment has been proved to reduce stress, and at Forest School our children have time and space to ‘be’, in a calming environment which enhances their wellbeing.

  If they need to, they are able to run and let off steam, as well as have times for calm reflection.

They are able to follow their own interests, and each idea is valued, which enhances their confidence and self esteem. 

And they gain a feeling of belonging -  they feel supported by friends and adults, because of the sense of community we build at Forest School.


For more information about Forest School please look under 'our Forest School' or follow our facebook page