Usk Church in Wales Primary School

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At Usk Church in Wales Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our whole school community. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make them vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody's business and that we all have a role to play.

At our school we:

  • Help children to understand their emotions and feelings better.
  • Help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries.
  • Help children socially to form and maintain friendships
  • Promote self-esteem and ensure children know that they count.
  • Encourage children to be confident and 'dare to be different.
  • Help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks.



Our Virtual Wellbeing Room -



Follow this link to Mrs Harvey & Mrs Kingman's interactive room with links to lots of resources to support children's wellbeing - Link to Room .


Young Carers


At Usk Primary we are aware that some of our pupils may be young carers. A Young Carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem.

Children may engage in:

· Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)

· Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)

· Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)

· Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)

· Managing medication

· Looking after younger siblings

· Helping someone communicate

When completing one or more of these tasks becomes a necessity, then we would classify a pupil as a young carer. Research suggests there are at least 800,000 young carers in the UK but many do not realise they are a young carer.

We know that young carers may need a little extra support to enjoy and do well at school. At Usk Primary we are committed to ensuring that all pupils who are young carers are identified, and supported effectively.

If you have any questions or would like some more information, please contact our Operational Lead Mr Beckett.




Throughout our Wellbeing section we may refer you to external websites and links, please note that we cannot accept responsibility for the content of third-party websites. Please let us know if you experience any issues with the links provided.