Our Christian Values are Hope, Respect, Friendship, Love, Courage, Forgiveness

Children's Well-being

Children are at the heart of everything we do and Christ is the light that guides us.
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Supporting children with understanding what mental health is and teaching them about how to manage their own mental health needs is an important part of what we do at Lostock. We ensure that pastoral care and emotional literacy is a key feature of our curriculum and our whole school ethos and we are committed to promoting and supporting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing across our whole school community. 
We aim to provide support for a wide range of emotional needs:
  • Recognising emotions
  • Self-esteem
  • Social skills
  • Friendship skills
  • Anger management
  • Loss and bereavement
Whilst every child in our school benefits from this nurturing approach, we recognise that from time to time any child can experience trauma or need some time in a special tranquil space.  We are very proud to have a sensory room and a nurture room in school for children to access whenever they need to. We also have staff trained in both Elsa and Drawing and Talking.  Mrs Hoskins is always here to support our children and alongside Mrs Leather our Family Support Worker can provide any support a family may need.   
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Emily Leather (Family Support Worker) 
My name is Emily Leather and I'm the Family Support Worker.  I can help you with:
  • debt management
  • housing
  • food bank referrals
  • support in TAF or Social Care meetings
  • benefits and Universal Credit enquiries
  • emotional support
  • one to one work with the children around their emotions
  • general advice
  • school uniform
  • signposting to other services to help you.
Please pop in and see me, I'm on the gate on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, I'm here to help you!
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My name is Mrs Hoskins and I have the wonderful role of supporting children with their well-being, enabling them to be happy and flourish. I do this through intervention programmes known as Drawing and Talking and ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support).  

Drawing and Talking is a gentle therapeutic approach, which provides an effective way for children to process any emotional pain or trauma that they may be experiencing. This technique is intended to allow the child to play, by drawing a picture or creating a story in sandplay, which they then talk about. This helps them to process any emotions that they are internally holding on to, in a safe and non-confrontational way, working at their own pace on a 1:1 basis. The programme runs for a 12 week period and on completion, the child then takes all 12 of their pictures home with them or photographs of the sand play scenarios. 

More information on Drawing and Talking can be found at https://drawingandtalking.com/


Nurture group is a focused intervention to support children who are experiencing particular social, emotional or behavioural difficulties which are creating a barrier to their learning.  Research shows that a child is able to learn best when they have strong self-esteem, a sense of belonging and resilience and this is supported through sessions within school on a regular basis. Our sessions focus on trust and the sharing of feelings and experiences in order to improve emotional skills, reduce difficult behaviour and enable the students to become more confident, more engaged with their learning and more resilient, positive young people.


We teach our PSHE lessons with the support of a scheme of work called Jigsaw. Jigsaw is a whole-school approach and embodies a positive philosophy and creative teaching and learning activities to nurture children’s development as compassionate and well-rounded human beings as well as building their capacity to learn.

Jigsaw has two main aims for all children:

  • To build their capacity for learning
  • To equip them for life

Please look to our PSHE page for more information. 


This term we are excited to welcome 'Flourish' into school to work with our Year 5 children. Flourish Well-Being works in partnership with schools across Wirral and Cheshire and aims to promote and improve the positive mental health and well-being of children and young people.

They build a personalised and bespoke programme to have maximum impact. During your child’s sessions, they will be discussing and teaching strategies that will improve their confidence, emotional wellbeing, and mental health.

Accessing Children's Mental Health Support outside of school 

Whilst we are proud of the way Children's mental health is supported in our school, we recognise that there are times in which you need to access the support of specialist services outside of our school community. Below are some useful links chosen by Mrs. Powell and our Mental Health lead, Mrs. O'Marah. 

Here is a link to livewell page which details the Children's Mental Health support offered by Cheshire West and Chester local authority https://www.livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/Categories/3845 



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