A Well School

Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Theale Green School we believe in the power of a Well School. 

Why? Transforming Lives Through Learning

Using the ALET Learning Philosophy as our foundation, our aim is that students who leave Theale Green School will go on to their next aspirational destination with a broad range of qualifications and real conviction in their self-worth. We also aim for the adults who work at Theale Green School to thrive in an environment which is energised, confident and optimistic, knowing that they are valued as individuals.​

  • By ensuring that we all (staff and students) prioritise our well-being, we ensure that we have a well led school​
  • By ensuring that we provide rich experiences and recognition for effort, we ensure that aspiration develops within our students​
  • By ensuring that we provide our robust and creative ACES curriculum (along with it’s broader offer) full of opportunities for feedback and success, we ensure that our students develop a strong sense of self-belief​

We believe that aspiration and self-belief builds intrinsic motivation which is the foundation for resilience, self-regulation and independence, which leads us back to the “Why?” and our aim.​

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All staff and students in school should prioritise their well-being

Students need a wide range of experiences that will prepare them for life after school and enrich their school experience

Students need a wide range of skills and knowledge to prepare them for today’s and the future’s workplace

Image adapted from Leadership Matters with kind permission from Andy Buck, CEO

All Staff and Students in School should prioritise their well-being


  • ALET Well-Being Group
  • Employee Assistance Programme (Health Assured)
  • Well Being competitions
  • Staff–led CPD programme
  • Pedagogical Principles – “The Theale Green Way”
  • 7 INSET Days*
  • Culture Surveys / Gallup Surveys
  • Social Events
  • Staff yoga
  • Honest conversations
  • Fun & Laughter
  • Directed Time (<)
  • Trust Network
  • Personal Cheerleaders
  • Achievement Recognition
  • Leadership Matters Coaching Programme
  • Networks – Local and National
  • Gym Access
  • Bradfield Partnership – MHFA
  • Staff Running and Walking for Wellness
  • ‘Cuppa with Colleagues’


  • Health and Well Being Faculty
  • Student Council (Body)
  • Anti-Bullying Ambassadors
  • Wider Student Voice
  • Therapeutic Model
  • Berkshire Youth
  • EBSA approach to attendance
  • ASDU Base
  • ELSA Support
  • Pastoral Support
  • Culture of Inclusion
  • Youth Sport Trust
  • West Berkshire networks
  • Kooth
  • Speak Up Speak Out
  • Tutoring Programme
  • Restorative Practices
  • Respectful Behaviours Manifesto
  • RSHE Curriculum
  • Well-being Club
  • KS3 Awesome Award
  • Staff Champions & Coaching/Mentoring
  • Aware Project via Anna Freud (Commencing Jan 2023)

Students need a wide range of experiences that will prepare them for life after school and enrich their school experience

House system, Extra Curricular opportunity, social and cultural capital 

  • Arts
  • Literature
  • House Events
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Theale Sailing Club
  • Bradfield Partnership (Hockey Club)
  • Representative Sport
  • Inclusive Sport
  • Clubs programme
  • Performance (in house/touring)
  • Links with West Berkshire Schools
  • Links with Local Community
  • Transition programme (from Yr4>)
  • Extra-Curricular Map (Events, Trips, Visits)
  • TGS Radio
  • RSHE Positive Choices Programme

Leadership Opportunities 

    • Head Team (Sixth Form)
    • Sports Captains (Sixth Form)
    • House Captains (Sixth Form)
    • Young Leaders for Transition (Yr 7-8)
    • Sport Leadership Academy (Yr 9+)
    • Well Being Ambassadors (all years)
    • School Council (Individual – all years)
    • Peer Mentoring

    Students need a wide range of skills and knowledge to prepare them for today’s and the future’s workplace

    ACES Curriculum and the broader offer 

        • Local Business / Employer Support
        • Careers and Skills For Life programme
        • Academic trips and visits
        • SPARK
        • KS3 Scholars
        • EPQ Sixth Form
        • Sixth Form Crew
        • Work experience
        • Alumni
        • SEND Strategy (incl.specialist staff)
        • SEND Advocates
        • T&L Strategy
        • Transforming Lives Group
        • Character Curriculum
        • Equality & Diversity Curriculum
        • British Values Curriculum
        • Accelerated Reader / Reading + programme
        • Performance experience
        • Bespoke Revision Sessions and Skills Masterclasses from Teachers
        • Broadening Horizons Programme – Careers Link in Bradfield
        • Work Experience Placements (KS4 & KS5)