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Promoting children’s emotional well-being and resilience forms a key part of every activity at Hilmarton Primary School. Despite this, children (and parents) will encounter challenges as they grow and develop into young adults. 


We are here to help you support your child.  


Please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or Mrs Law, SENCo, who will be able to suggest or provide resources, and signpost appropriate support provided within school or by external agencies.   

Mrs Law can be contacted by email ( or via the school office (01249 760602)


Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs)

To support children learn how to manage challenges and difficult emotions we have 2 Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) who work both within classes and with individual children to provide support as needed and respond quickly to changes.  Our ELSAs all attend regular training and supervision to ensure that their skills are constantly updated.


Further information on the work of an ELSA can be found in the ELSA leaflet available here and in school, or by contacting Mrs Law, SENCo.

Service Families


Mrs Robertson is our Service Families Support Worker - able to provide support to parents and children for the challenges that are unique to having a parent who is a member of the Armed Forces.  Please let us know about any upcoming deployment as she will work with your child to prepare them for, and support them during, a parent's absence or prior to moving to a new school.


The Thrive Approach works to identify areas of weaker emotional development in groups of children and individuals, and then recommends precise activities designed to strengthen these areas and increase confidence, resilience and emotional well-being.  These add to the personal, social and emotional development activities we carry out a part of our PSHCE curriculum.


The Thrive Approach also have a Parent Toolkit, where you can seek support for your own child.

In partnership with the Anna-Freud Institute, we have added daily deep-breathing and muscle relaxation exercises to our day in Mississippi and Waikato to help teach children how to calm themselves when over excited, frustrated or upset.  Please see the relaxation booklet for some of the exercises we use.
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