Your new design will be uploaded in:
Please contact Delivery Team on
0113 3200 750 if you have any queries.

Ridgeway Infant School

Together we can…Think Big, Have Fun, Learn More!


Ridgeway Infant School, Uplands Avenue, Littleover, Derby DE23 1GG

01332 760770



Designated Mental Heath First Aider: Mrs H Jeffery 

Ridgeway Infant School is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of all staff and children. Our school culture is nurturing, supportive and respectful. We encourage openness and communication throughout our school community. At our school, mental health is everyone’s responsibility and we all have a role to play. If you would like to discuss mental health and wellbeing in more detail, please contact Mrs H Jeffery on who will be able to signpost you to the relevant support. 


Mental Health and Wellbeing Newsletter

Please see below the links to a termly newsletter sharing lots of important information to you:

Issue 1: Autumn 2020

Issue 2: Spring 2021

Issue 3: Autumn 2021


Looking after your mental health is really important. Please Click Here to learn about 10 positive mental health habits that will help you deal with challenging events - we hope you find this useful! As the first tip is all about 'talking', please do get in touch if there is anything we can do to help support you and your family . . .  there will always be someone available for you to speak to!


Derby City Children's Centres

Please see the documents below that outlines the professionals available across Derby City:

Targeted Provision Map for Professionals

Universal Provision Map for Professionals


Bereavement Support

Supporting a child through a bereavement is a difficult thing to have to do. Here are some resources that might be helpful along with some websites that can offer further guidance.

Children's Understanding of Death at Different Ages - CBUK

Supporting Bereaved Children Under 5 - CBUK

Supporting Bereaved Children with Additional Needs - CBUK

Supporting Bereaved Children with ASD - CBUK

Responding to a Bereaved Child - DCC STePS 

Coronavirus and Bereavement - A helpful guide from our Educational Psychologist

Lost for Words - An E-Book for Bereaved Children (Please read first before giving this to a child to read)


Useful Links 

The links below will take you to website which offer further information and support around Mental Health and Wellbeing, for both adults and children. Please also read our termly newsletter [links above] as this provide additional useful links. 

A public health England and NHS site to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others 

Quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing.

For any advice or worries, you can text to chat! Areas of support that can be offered: bed wetting/soiling/toileting, concerns about hearing or vision, feeding problems, emotional wellbeing, behaviour, speech concerns.


Resources To Use At Home

Young children are still learning to regulate their own emotions and sometimes need support with this and for their adults to provide them with strategies. To help with this we have:

If you would like a printed copy of these resources, please email Mrs H Jeffery at stating your child's name and class.