St James the Great we have a designated wellbeing team to look after the wellbeing of all pupils. We support pupils across a number of areas, empowering children and young people to be safe, active, healthy and resilient individuals.

As a school, we take mental health and wellbeing very seriously. We are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff.

Hello, I am Sarah Sharp, the Remarkable Guide here at St James.

Contact me:

01732 841912 (Request extension: Family Learning Centre)

I am available to receive calls 10am-12pm


Please note: I am not in school on Wednesdays.

A Remarkable Guide works with children to explore their feelings, nurture their positive emotions and enable them to face new opportunities confidently. All of this allows children to develop a full spectrum of positive human qualities and emotions so the child has inner peace, security, and wisdom. The level and type of support a child receives vary, depending on their needs and children may be supported on their journey in a group or 1-1.

Most children want to feel peace, love, and happiness but dealing with everyday activities or challenges can create a barrier to children feeling content. Over-stimulation is a part of a child's everyday life in these times, social media and the need to be constantly busy only add to the stresses of life. Common everyday stresses are individual to the child and family, such as having no -one to play with at playtime, finding reading hard, a death in the family or the separation of parents. Factors such as these add stress to the child; stress feels the same whether a worry is big or small. I work with children to navigate and learn strategies to cope with these stresses.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Policy

mental health and wellbeing policy

Levels of Support for Mental Health & Wellbeing

St James the Great provision map for Social and emotional mental health

Wellbeing Ambassadors

We have a dedicated group of students from Years 5 & 6 who are introducing the 'Solve It Together' approach during both playtimes and lunch periods.

  • They are supporting the wellbeing of their peers and friends by positive problem solving and finding solutions.

  • This an important life skill which will support everyday life from now until adulthood.

Services and Websites

The purpose of sharing this information is you are in a better position to understand and be supportive of the child's needs and possible behaviours.

National Helplines

National helplines for adults and children