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Meet the Pastoral Team

Our Pastoral Team

As soon  as your child begins their school journey with us they, and you,  become part of our Springwell Family.  We place great emphasis on partnership working with our families and our Pastoral Team is here to support you and your child along the way.  We work closely with our families to support them in many different ways - with emotional health and well being,  attendance, support with behaviour and, friendships . We focus on nurturing the individual needs of each child and building strong relationships with all our families.  We encourage the children to seek help, support or advice from trusted adults when they need it.  Supporting the pastoral needs of our children sometimes involves working with external agencies.  This is always done confidentially and with sensitivity.


We are always on the school gate at the beginning and end of the school day if you need us or you can phone the school office or send Mrs Coyle a message on Class Dojo.  We are always here to offer help and support.


We are very lucky to have Mrs Sweeney as our Learning Mentor who is able to provide interventions to support with children's mental health and well-being.  We offer therapies such as Emotional Literacy Support ,  Lego  therapy and Think Yourself Great, which develops children's self esteem.


Please come and see us if you feel that we can support you and your family in any way.  We are here to support your child to reach their full potential during their time with us at Springwell Park . We want everyone in our Springwell Family to feel well supported. 

A Graduated Response To Mental Health and Well-Being at Springwell Park





















The ROAR Response


Mental health and well-being is interwoven into daily life experience at Springwell Park and the staff use strategies from the ROAR response to Mental Health to support pupils in ensuring that they are equipped mentally and physically for life in the modern world. 


  • Whole school approach which encourages children to think about their own mental health and how they are feeling.
  • The children place themselves on a rainbow from 0 – 10.
  • Staff identify children who may be struggling and support them in class either individually or through whole class activities.
  • Targeted ROAR interventions are then provided by our Learning Mentor
  • It has been a very positive way of promoting and discussing mental health with the whole school – we have used assemblies, parent workshops and linked it our Springwell Values


Ask your child where they are on the ROAR Rainbow today.


Our PSHE Curriculum


Through our PHSE Curriculum, we cover:

  • Emotions and the normal range of emotions that humans experience
  • How to recognise and talk about emotions
  • Where and how to seek support with mental health
  • Recognising triggers
  • Simple self care techniques
  • Mental ill health – anxiety and depression


Please see our PSHE page for further information. 



A Trauma Sensitive Approach


At Springwell Park we are a 'Trauma Sensitive School'.  Last year we achieved our Bronze Attachment and Trauma Sensitive School's Award. We are currently in the process of working towards our Silver Award.

We pride ourselves in ensuring that all pupils feel safe, welcomed and supported.  Taking a trauma sensitive approach enables us to support children who have experienced trauma which can act as a barrier to their learning.  


Below is an extract from our report from Dr Jennifer Knock for our Bronze ATSSA Award.


At Springwell Park:


'There is an emphasis on children’s past experiences as a tool for understanding the child
in the present. Throughout all the interviews, staff demonstrated sensitivity to children’s
histories and experiences. They were able to share comprehensive details about the
background and adverse experiences of pupils in the school, explain how these
experiences have impacted development and describe how they are working with these
children to support regulation and develop pro-social behaviour, and also to protect
them from triggering experiences. Staff showed a keen awareness of how early trauma
in parents’ own lives crosses the inter-generational gap, so consideration of and
response to parental trauma forms an important part of the support systems. This again
is a particular strength of the school.'




We have recently extended our Pastoral Team and now have our own  Learning Mentor. Natalie works with pupils across the school on a 1:1 basis carrying out bespoke sessions designed to meet the social, emotional or behavioural needs of the individual. Natalie uses a variety of different techniques including Lego therapy, mindfulness, Think Yourself Great, ELSA and meditation.  Natalie also runs small groups addressing issues such as friendship difficulties.

Sefton Mental Health Support Team


We are extremely lucky at Springwell Park to work in partnership with Sefton's Mental Health Support Team which is a new service  to support  young people in achieving good mental health and well-being.  This service helps with a range of problems such as low mood, anxiety , worry, behaviour and friendship difficulties.

We have our own Education Mental Health Worker, Lucy Rothwell,  who comes into school every Thursday morning.

Lucy works with children on a one to one basis, with parents, small groups and  facilitates Mental Health Workshops and Coffee Mornings for parents.

If you feel that you or your child need some support with issues such as anxiety or low mood please contact school and speak to Mrs Coyle.


Meet Lucy, Our EMHT






Children and Young People's Mental Health Snapshot. Please click on the link below to find out more information about mental health support in Sefton.