West Hill Primary School




Here at West Hill, we follow the ‘THRIVE’ model when it comes to pupil mental health and well-being.   A positive mental health curriculum, covering social and emotional well-being, is delivered through our PSHE and RSE lessons.  The climate of our classrooms respects all and we encourage our pupils to express their feelings and emotions, and to learn to self-regulate. 

Within our school, we provide further social and emotional support to our pupils through a variety of initiatives.  These include ELSA and lunchtime nurture groups. 

Pupil interactions with our school dog mentor, Monty, provides positive experiences, building on the human - animal bond.  Positive experiences promote healthy connections in the brain, which strengthens emotional processes. Studies have shown that those working with an animal companion have higher self-esteem, greater empathy and show more engagement with peers. 

In addition, we work alongside outside social and emotional support providers, such as: The South Staffordshire Mental Health Support Team and Windmills, providing additional support to our pupils and parents/carers.

Well-Being Champs

West Hill Well-being Champs can be identified by their bronze star badges. 

The role of a well-being champ is to offer friendship and emotional support during lunchtime and breaktimes. They are a friendly face for those who need it!   

Our well-being champs are given training opportunities to deliver this peer-to-peer support as part of our whole school approach to positive mental well-being.

Well-Being Champs 2023-2024

Millie Aston

Molly Bishop

Lily-Mai Grant-Richards

Alfie Humphries

Jessica Imrie

Leighton Osborn

Luka Thomas
Well-being Team:


Miss Louise Glover

Senior Mental Health Lead

Online Safety Lead

Liaises with CCMHT services

Miss Kelly Bracebridge



Lead Dog Mentor

Mrs Corinne Seager


Dog Mentor

Oversees lunchtime nurture groups

Liaises with Fireworks

Miss Hannah Tattershall

PSHE and RSE Lead

Mr Bhavin Patel

PE Lead

Oversees PE-based after school clubs

Mrs Gemma Haste

Delivers ELSA and lunchtime nurture groups

Mrs Lesley Bolas

Delivers lunchtime nurture groups

Miss Becky Blackburn

Forest Schools Lead