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.​

Image courtesy of Youth Sport Trust https://www.youthsporttrust.org

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

Below are some examples of how we support the Well Being of the staff in our school:

 Personal Well Being Cultural Well Being
 Employee Assistance Programme (Health Assured) funded by the Trust Leadership Matters Coaching Programme for all staff
ALET Staff Well-Being Group Coaching for Senior Leaders
7 INSET Days (2 dedicated to Well Being) Middle Leaders Development Programme
Well Being competitions Transparent annual Culture Surveys / Gallup Surveys
Social Events Strong Governance and challenge for senior leaders
Staff yoga / Gym access Directed Time (<)
Personal Cheer Leaders (PCLs) No emails in the evening or weekends or holidays
 Cuppa with Colleagues led by Support Staff Staff–led CPD programme
Honest conversations and fun & laughter Pedagogical Principles – “The Theale Green Way”
Investment in Running the Room for strong behaviour management, MarkMate for effective use of time, Respectful Behaviours Manifesto to protect the community

Below are some examples of how we support the Well Being of the students in our school:

Planning for positive self-leadership Protecting self-leadership

Health and Well Being Faculty


…..in addition to all resources in left hand column

Student Council (Body)


Wide access to Kooth

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors


EBSA approach to support students struggling with attendance

Wider Student Voice


Time to Talk
Participation offer to students of sports, clubs, student voice Berkshire Youth
Pastoral Support ELSA Support
Speak Up Speak Out School PEPs (personal emotional and physical plans)
Tutoring Programme Restorative Practices
Respectful Behaviours Manifesto Working with RAW
RSHE Curriculum Working with i-college
Well-being Club Parental engagement programmes

Aware Project via Anna Freud

(Commencing Jan 2023)

Reading Football Club social inclusion
Investment in Running the Room for strong behaviour management, MarkMate for effective use of time, Respectful Behaviours Manifesto to protect the community

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 

School Opportunities External Opportunities

Duke of Edinburgh

Theale Sailing Club

House Events

Trips for example to the theatre, museums, skiing, bushcraft, field trips
Representative Sport Visiting local primary schools
Inclusive Sport Links with the Local community
Clubs programme Bradfield Partnership (Hockey Club)
Performance (in house/touring) Stantec Mentoring
Head Team (Sixth Form) Youth Sport Trust
Sports Captains (Sixth Form) AQA Unlocking Potential
House Captains (Sixth Form) Reading Rockets Basketball
Young Leaders for Transition (Yr 7-8) Reading Football Club
Sport Leadership Academy (Yr 9+)  
Well Being Ambassadors (all years)  
School Council (Individual – all years)  
Peer Mentoring  
School Food Champions  
Youth Health Champions  
SEND Ambassadors  

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

In addition to our broad, balanced and ambitious ACES Curriculum, the broader offer:

 Curriculum  Careers 
Academic trips and visits Local Business / Employer Support 
SPARK      Annual Careers Fair (Yr7-13)
KS3 Scholars  Sixth Form Crew
EPQ Sixth Form Work Experience Placements (KS4 & KS5)
Accelerated Reader / Reading + programme Alumni visits and connections
  Bespoke Revision Sessions and Skills Masterclasses from Teachers  Performance experience 

SEND Strategy (incl.specialist staff) and

SEND Advocates supporting independence for life

Careers and Skills For Life programme
RHSE curriculum supporting character, equality, diversity and independence Broadening Horizons  – Careers’ Links through Bradfield College and Activate Learning