At Poppyfield Academy we aim to provide the highest quality wellbeing support throughout the school.

Our Wellbeing Support team is made up of Mrs Scordis (Headteacher, DSL), Mrs Tabberer (DDSL), Miss Griffiths (SENDCo) and Mrs Doyle (Attendance and Finance)

The aims of wellbeing support:

  • To provide support that meets the differing needs of all children so that each child is equipped with the skills to cope with life.
  • To support children to address social, spiritual, mental, emotional and physical needs.
  • To maintain an atmosphere in which children feel secure, are encouraged in their learning, growth and social development and know that they are valued within a healthy and safe environment.
  • To reassure parents/carers their children are being educated in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • To encourage pupils to recognise and reflect upon our core values (FIDES – Focus on family, Insist on Excellence, Do good as you go, Embrace innovation, Seize Success)
  • To work with a range of stakeholders, parents, support staff, outreach agencies and other schools to ensure the continuity and progress of individual pupils.


The role of the Wellbeing Support Team:

  • To support and work alongside parents in addressing pastoral concerns impacting on their child’s learning and development.
  • To work with staff in ensuring good pupil support and build upon the caring and respectful relationships that exist between staff, pupils and families.
  • To support pupils and families with attendance and punctuality.
  • To provide opportunities for listening and talking to children who may need support in a variety of pastoral issues, for example, self-esteem and confidence, bereavement, managing feelings, anxieties/worries, separation and developing social and friendships skills.
  • Responding to situations as they arise within school.
  • Safeguarding all children’s welfare and promoting their well being
  • Meeting with parents/carers to discuss issues relating to their child.
  • To ‘signpost’ families to outside services for appropriate provision and support.


  • Pupils – any child in the school can ask to speak to our Wellbeing Support Team or to any member of school staff who they feel comfortable with
  • Parents/carers – if you have a pastoral concern regarding your child then speak to your child’s class teacher, any further support can be sought from a member of the Wellbeing team.
  • School staff – Raise concerns with the Wellbeing team

Wellbeing support we offer at Poppyfield Academy

  • Friendly, caring and approachable staff
  • Worry Woos
  • Speak out to Stay Safe – NSPCC
  • Online safety
  • Nurture room
  • Sensory resources and tent



  • Home school link books
  • Mindfulness
  • Yoga
  • Restorative Practice
  • Playground friends
  • School council
  • Transition support and starting school transition book and character
  • Intergenerational Learning
  • Afterschool clubs