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Emotional Health and Wellbeing

At Pirehill we recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing are to our lives, in just the same way as physical health. As a school we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils, staff, parents and governors. Staff are well trained to recognise and support when a concern arises and a dedicated wellbeing team is in place. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable at times. These may include: 

  • Loss or bereavement.
  • Loneliness.
  • Relationship problems.
  • Financial worries.
  • Issues at school.
  • Worries about family or friends.                                                                                                       

At Pirehill we strive to:

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self-esteem
  • encourage children to be confident, unique individuals
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks
  • encourage pupil voice
  • celebrate difference and diversity


Introducing our Pirehill Wellbeing Team

Senior Mental Health Lead (SMHL): Mrs Karen Williamson-Smith

PSHE Lead: Mrs Kate Proffitt

PE and Healthy Lifestyles Lead: Mr Simon Humphreys

SENDCo: Mrs Rachael Tuckwell

Hope Project Lead: Mrs Jan Loach

The Gem Den Lead: Mrs Jess O’Connell

Lego Therapy: Mr Paul Brewer

Think Bricks: Mrs Jan Loach and Mrs Sharon Mackay


We hope you find the information contained in this area of our website useful and informative. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team if you require any help or support.