Emotional Well-being, Values and Emotion Coaching

A Whole School Approach:

We have always been very focused on the need to help children develop their self-awareness and their ability to self- regulate their emotions. At Haverigg School we view all challenges, playtime fallouts, disagreements as learning opportunities. As a whole staff we emotion coach children through these situations by acknowledging their emotions, naming and validating them, before working with each child to problem solve in order for them to move forward and learn from each experience.

Years 3,4,5 and 6 have all completed sessions on "my amazing emotional brain" to help them develop an understanding of what happens in their brains when they are faced with sudden and strong emotions. Children need to have an understanding of what happens in their brains during high emotions and know what  strategies to help them to calm and re-gain control. It is a fascinating area of learning and one that we will continue to build on. Below are some of the diagrams we have used to help explain what happens in our brains when we 'flip our lids'.


Developing Emotional Resilience and Wellbeing

Building emotional resilience is a vital part of our development as we grow up. It helps us pick ourselves up after challenging times; helps us to take a breath and try, try again and helps us see our mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow. In school we are working hard to help our children develop their emotional wellbeing and their ability to be determined and build their emotional resilience.

Each half term we focus in a different whole school value to help children realise the importance of: tolerance, respect, courtesy, kindness, honesty (to name just a few). Click on the links below to see examples of our Values posters that are displayed around school.We also strive to promote positive behaviour through the way we manage behaviour in school. Our positive behaviour management policy is also accessible below.

Click here to view our values poster about tolerance

Click here to view our values poster about honesty

Click here to view our leaflet - Developing Emotional Resilience and Wellbeing

We weave our values into all we do at Haverigg:

  • House Points
  • PE and Sport
  • Celebrating Creativity and Difference
  • Providing an active, fun-filled curriculum that promotes appropriate risktaking, encourages challenge and develops a growth mindset



Our Values

We aim to teach the children at Haverigg Primary School how to behave well and to be considerate and self-disciplined individuals.

We highlight different values throughout the year to provide children with the language and understanding to maintain these values.