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Muswell Hill Primary School



As described by 'Mind'...

​'Mental wellbeing describes your mental state - how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. Our mental wellbeing is dynamic.  It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year. If you have good mental wellbeing, you are able to:


  • feel relatively confident in yourself and have positive self-esteem
  • feel and express a range of emotions
  • build and maintain good relationships with others
  • feel engaged with the world around you
  • live and work productively
  • cope with the stresses of daily life
  • adapt and manage in times of change and uncertainty'


Here at Muswell Hill Primary, we are supporting our pupils to become more self-aware about their mental health and emotional wellbeing.



Our school provision

At Muswell Hill Primary we have:

  • Supportive Classrooms -Creating an environment in which children feel they can talk and be heard, that adults listen, in a calm and safe environment.
  • A supportive, mental health curriculum, within our PSHE lessons, that develops and promotes emotionally literate children, staff and leaders, and happy children who can self-reflect and self-regulate
  • Golden Learner’s Assemblies built around Growth Mindset, Building Learning Power and meta-cognition. This is embedded in lessons.
  • Use of Zones of Regulation and Regulation Stations to ensure discussion and opportunities for children to understand their feelings and regulate their emotions.
  • School’s values taught through lessons and assemblies and reinforced by all staff. Respect Integrity Creativity Resilience and Curiosity
  • A Rights Respecting Curriculum, weekly assemblies by AHTs covering the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Assemblies using Haringey’s Anchor Approach
  • Up to date training on Safeguarding, Mental Health and Wellbeing for all staff.
  • Robust Behaviour systems, reflective discussions, support plans and systems for challenging behaviour.
  • Rights Respecting School Council for pupil voice and a range of children’s leadership groups.
  • Individual Care plans and learning plans
  • Teaching and Learning Partners and SENDCo support and nurturing: eg Social skills groups, sensory groups
  • Education Support Partnership for all members of school staff: a free confidential service to help, support and advise on a wide range of home and work-related issues.


The Anchor Approach

The Anchor Approach provides educational settings with a 'whole school approach to mental health, aimed at:

  • promoting behaviour and cultural change across staff and parent groups over time
  • supporting adults to meet their student's unmet needs
  • supporting adults to build strong relationships with pupils that encourage positive behaviours
  • promoting staff wellbeing and professional development


 Wellbeing_for_busy_people.pdf (haringey.gov.uk)

The Haringey Anchor Approach | Waiting Room (nclwaitingroom.nhs.uk)


Support within the school community

Speech & Language provision, Art Therapy, Educational Psychology Service, Occupational therapy, Social Services, Early Help, CAMHS, Haringey Choices


Support in the wider community

Useful Websites to support the wellbeing of children and adults alike:

Growth mindset at home


This has a wonderful range of resources and activities.


Childline’s website has a useful ‘calm down’ zone, with activities which aim to help children feel better when they are feeling anxious, scared or sad. The ideas include breathing exercises, a ‘let it go’ box and creating a ‘sense drawer’. https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

Charities and Local Authorities



Children and Young People's Mental Health | Haringey Council