At Staverton Primary School, we priorise the mental health and wellbeing of our children, staff and wider community.  Our Headteacher, Mrs Nelmes is currently engaged inThe Department for Education (DfE) Mental Health Lead Training to develop the knowledge and skills to implement an effective whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing in our school.  We also have a team of dedicated team of staff with a passion for supporting mental health and wellbeing.

Lead staff members:

Mrs Ruth Nelmes, our school SENDCo and DfE Accredited Mental Health Lead 

Mrs Kaye, our dedicated and accredited Mental Health First Aider

Our dedicated team offer a range of support for children, including Trekking Tuesday session for children in Poppies,  Drawing and Talking, and social and emotional interventions including Lego Therapy. 

We are thrilled to have been accepted as a Mental Health Support School and are looking forward to Education Mental Health Practitioners coming to our school in January 2023 to deliver 1:1 interventions to support children with low mood and/or anxiety.  This team will also offer support to staff, parents and classes so they really will help to support all of our wellbeing.  If you are worried about your child please do come and speak to Mrs Nelmes.

A group of children from Roses' Class were on the MHST interview panel.  They decided upon the questions they wanted to ask Educational Mental Health Practitioners and deliverd their questions remotely on the interview day.  This was such a fantastic opportunity for our children to be involved in an iinterview process and to have thier voice heard regarding the qualities they felt were important for the job.


We follow a whole school approach to Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) from Jigsaw PSHE Health and Wellbeing to ensure we provide up to date, engaging lessons around a range of subjects.  Jigsaw is a spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

Jigsaw PSHE Health and Wellbeing

Some helpful links for children:

 is a video to support children who are feeling worried. 

is a great story to share with children if they are feeling overwhelmed.

to support mindfulnes.

- a simple guide to breathing exercises for children.

to help calm an anxious child.

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About Us

Situated in the picturesque village of Staverton, our small village school is a well established and integral part of the local community. We enjoy very secure links with our local church, St. Mary's, and the strong Christian ethos and family feel within our school is shared with all of our visitors. In August 2014, our school became an academy, joining the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust. 


Contact Details

Staverton CE Primary School
Glebe Lane,
Staverton, Daventry,
NN11 6JF
Tel: 01327 703154

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Peterborough Diocese Education Trust, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton
NN4 7YD Tel: 01604 887056