Waterloo Primary School

Where Pupils Shine




Following training and assessment with Jenny Nock Consultancy the school received the Bronze Attachment & Trauma Sensitive Schools Award.

Parent Testimonial


'Since my daughter started at Waterloo primary in 2018 I have been consistently impressed with their approach to bullying. They are proud members of the Diana Award organisation and their anti-bullying procedures and policy reflect this. 

Pupils are encouraged and trained to support each other and the anti-bullying ambassadors take their role very seriously under excellent adult leadership. 

The most recent Ofsted report praised the supportive and caring ethos of the school and pupils reported that they felt happy and safe. 

As a parent I have nothing but praise for Waterloo Primary School. They are at the forefront of anti-bullying work in Sefton due to their commitment to the Diana Award and deserve to be recognised for their continuing efforts to support all the pupils at the school and ensure they are all valued and happy during their time there.' 


Jenni Egerton 

ADDvanced Solutions Summer 2 Newsletter

Easter Holiday - Stay & Play 10 April 2024

Summer Term - Wellbeing Event Calendar

Mrs Maciver is our Mental Health and Well-Being Lead and trained Mental Health First Aider.


Mental health and well-being is interwoven into daily life experience in school and the staff use strategies from the ROAR response to Mental Health, the THRIVE model and JIGSAW (our PSHE curriculum scheme) to support pupils in ensuring that they are equipped mentally and physically for life in the modern world. 


Mental Health Champions

Six staff, volunteer pupils in Y5 & 6 and all of the pupils in Y3 for the last two years have undertaken training through 'One Goal' to qualify as Mental Health Champions. (Please look at their page in the 'Children' tab for more information).



The school is a part of the Mental Health Support Team project in Sefton and our Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) is Angela. She is in school every Friday morning and pupils can be referred to Mrs Maciver for support through this route if it felt appropriate.




Mrs Maciver and staff from the Mental Health Support Team run wellbeing workshop for parents in addition to offering support to pupils, staff and families.


Parent Sessions



An Introduction to the Mental Health Support Team and Mental Health Support in School (click on the image to see the presentation)














Five Ways To Wellbeing




Parenting The Anxious Child -Click on the image below to see the full presentation


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Parent Session - Understanding Behaviours That Challenge (click on the image for the Powerpoint)


Parent Session  - Emotional Regulation (click on the link to view the Powerpoint presentation)







Mrs Evison is our qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.




Well YP

The school buys in bespoke support from Well Young Person project for one day a week and our support worker is Liz Vincent. Staff can refer pupils, with parent consent, to this service and pupils then access one to one or small group intervention to support their identified emotional needs. This could be around a range of themes: bereavement, anxiety, self-esteem, general health & well being etc.


Play Therapist

The school buys in bespoke support from a private play therapist - Jane Smith who comes into school weekly to support children on a 1:1 basis.


There is a referral system in place and Mrs Maciver and Mrs Jones meet fortnightly to review referrals and assign support accordingly.


Family Well Being Centre - FWBC

With parental consent, staff can refer cases through to Mrs Maciver who will liaise with Anni Quinn -The FWBC manager should they think that a child would benefit from Relax Kids or Theraplay.



Parents may be offered a range of support through our Family Wellbeing Centre and can also access an Early Help voluntary support plan which provides the opportunity for multiple agencies to come together in order to provide the most effective help, advice and support to meet the needs identified.

Our Wellbeing Garden

Children across the school are welcome to attend Wellbeing Club/Listening Lunch daily where they will find a listening ear and friendly faces who offer advice and support or just a calm, mindful space in which they can relax, colour and listen to calming music.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Well Being


Each class is timetabled for 15 minutes of focused well-being activity per day. Activities include: completing fit in 15, meditation, relaxation, breathing exercises and mindful colouring. Children are encouraged to use their ROAR rainbows at regular intervals throughout the day to scale how they are feeling emotionally and enable staff to provide timely intervention at the point of need.

In addition, children learn how breathing can help with calming by completing the 'Calm Me' section of their weekly PSHE lesson in which they explore breathing accompanied by a chime bar supported by their Jigsaw Friends  & Jigsaw Jerrie, the Cat who helps us pause when we need to.


Anti-Bullying Week Parent Pack - Reach Out - November 22

Talking To Your Children About Mental Health

Supporting Your Child In Coping With Anxiety

Pupil Anti-Bullying and Well-Being Leaflet

Bucket Filling

Here at Waterloo Primary School we know that we are all like invisible buckets carrying our good thoughts, actions and feelings. When our buckets are filled, we feel happy and when our buckets are dipped we feel sad.Each class has a bucket and children receive tokens to fill their buckets when they do and say things that reflect our code of conduct i.e. listening, trying, valuing, respecting, forgiving, encouraging & caring. They also know that when they don’t make good choices those good feelings and the tokens they have earned are lost. 

At Waterloo Primary School, we aim to be bucket fillers not bucket dippers. At the end of each week, we pour each of our class buckets in together, at Praise Assembly, to see what we have earned through all of our positive words and deeds.Each half term the whole school is set bucket fill targets and if we achieve them then we are all rewarded.

We also encourage and recognise everyone’s efforts to be bucket fillers at home and everywhere else they go.

Be a bucket filler - It makes you and those around you feel good!