CE Academy

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Here at Milldown the Wellbeing of the whole school community is important to us, we have dedicated staff and governors who care about the physical and mental wellness of our children, staff and parent.  All staff are emotionally available for children and parents so if you have any concerns please talk to one of us.


Specifically Mrs Brightman our Pastoral Support Worker is a trained Mental Health First Aider, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and a Trauma Informed Schools Practitioner.  Mrs Solly is also a trained ELSA and she and our school dog Polly offer therapeutic support to children.  For more information on what the Pastoral Support Team please see the Pastoral Support page.  


Mrs Jones is our SENDCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) is also on hand to talk to if you have queries relating to educational need.


This page directs you to sources of advice and support for Wellbeing both for adults and children, but please speak to us if you need to, we are here for you.





Here is a link to a useful from Dorset Mind Your Head about returning to school 

Help I've Got An Alarm Going Off in My Head

This video helps children and young people understand what happens in their mind and body when they get stressed, anxious, worried. It helps them identify ...

10 ideas to boost family wellbeing

A short video full of good ideas

Primary - helping your anxious child feel calm and in control

Full of useful tips that can be used with children of all ages

Supporting your child when they start a new school