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Unity Primary Academy

“Giving every child every chance, every day.”

Our Pastoral Support Programme

The emotional health and well-being of everyone at Unity Primary Academy is fundamental to our vision and our daily running. We believe it promotes school improvement and success in a multitude of ways:

• Pupils are more engaged with their learning

• Improved standards in all subjects

• More effective teaching

• Parents and carers more involved in school life and learning

• Pupils with high self-esteem and confidence

• Improved behaviour and attendance

• Fewer disengaged pupils

• Lower rates of persistent absence

• Positive and effective relationships between staff and with pupils

• Positive impact on recruitment We believe that positive emotional health and well-being creates happier, motivated staff and pupils who strive to get the most out of life.


At our school, we aim to promote positive mental health for every child, parent / carer and staff. Giving every child, very chance, every day. We pursue this by using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at identified vulnerable pupils and families. 

What We Offer


Pastoral Support at Unity Primary Academy

  • Full range of academic interventions
  • Full time Pastoral Support for children and families
  • Sports Coach
  • Peer group work
  • 1:1 Interventions
  • Pets as Therapy
  • Pastoral and Wellbeing support for all staff
  • Young Carers awareness 


For our pupils 

  • Lunchtime drop in sessions with Pastoral Team
  • Rainforest Provision (social time intervention)
  • Hive Provision (Wellbeing and mental health intervention)
  • The Burrow (School Counsellor on site)
  • Worry boxes for every class throughout KS1 and 2 (Monitored by teachers and pastoral team)
  • Termly pupil voice questionnaires
  • School Council (elected by their peers)
  • Moving on up behaviour system
  • A dedicated pastoral team including Counsellor, Thrive practitioners, ELSA, Trauma informed specialists, child protection officer
  • Open door policy with the headteacher
  • Staff continued training on providing a nurturing environment
  • Assemblies on health and wellbeing
  • Pets for therapy dog
  • Transition programmes for year 6
  • Full time SENDCo


For Staff

  • Constant safeguarding awareness training
  • E-Safety team
  • Regular meetings for safeguarding and attendance
  • Mental health first aider


For Parents

  • Family Liaison Officer
  • Community Fridge and Foodbank
  • SENDCo
  • Regular Coffee mornings
  • SLT members on duty to welcome pupils and their families daily



Our Child and Adult Mental Health Champion is Mrs Crowther,  Mrs Crowther has extensive knowledge and training to help comfort, support and guide children in times of crisis. Mrs Crowther is also the schools Hidden Lives Ambassador. If someone in your family is affected by imprisonment or the criminal justice system, this service can support children understand more.


Our THRIVE Practitioners are Mrs Crowther, Miss Oliver, Mrs Ager and Mrs Mouat. These dedicated members of staff offer 1:1 and group Thrive sessions to support optimal social and emotional development.


Our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) is Mrs Mouat. Mrs Mouat offers support for Social and Emotional learning through 1:1 intervention.


If you would like any more information about support given at Unity Primary Academy, please speak to Mrs Crowther or Miss Flint.