Primary Schools



The War in Ukraine: A talk addressing our children's anxiety and fear

Parents and teachers joined Dr Anna Colton, Clinical Psychologist, who provided useful tools and answered questions on how to manage children's anxiety and fear over the current situation in Ukraine. Watch the recording

Social Media: The impact on the future of our children
25 January 2022


Over 400 families joined us for this important, informative evening discussing the impact of social media on young people and society today. Watch the recording here

Anti-Bullying Week: 15-19 November 2021

Resources for KS1 and KS2 teachers to use for anti-bullying week

Managing Early School Years: October 2021

This course on Zoom was aimed at parents of children who started Reception at primary school in September 2021. Drs Katie Russell and Anna Colton provided skills and practical tips to make this new journey as smooth as possible.


Mental Health Champions - Foundation programme

A CPD UK accredited course for all staff working in Jewish schools. This qualification will give our staff the mental health and wellbeing education and tools needed to be able to support children and their families and promote positive mental health in school.


#Hello Yellow


PaJeS are delighted to support the YoungMinds #HelloYellow campaign on Friday 8th October to raise awareness of World Mental Health Day. Thousands of schools will be encouraging pupils to wear something yellow as a reminder that we are not alone and we can all support each other.  PaJeS have produced resources for Jewish primary schools that can be downloaded here.

Transition to Year 7: 12th July

On 12 July PaJeS invited all parents of children in Year 6 to join Dr Anna Colton and Dr Katie Russell who shared their knowledge and tips on managing transition into secondary schools. 
Watch the recording and view the presentation here

Talking Tricky Topics: 8th June


ORT UK campaign 

Join author and activist Esther Marshall and broadcaster Claudia Winkleman as they discuss breaking down stigmas, teaching the next generation about mental wellbeing and Esther’s inspiring personal journey

Watch the interview here:


Heads Up Kids

Heads Up Kids is a universal social and emotional wellbeing programme delivered in partnership with Norwood and PaJeS and funded by the Wohl Foundation. The sessions are facilitated by the class teacher in the classroom for the whole class. Teachers are trained and supported to run the programme by the Heads Up Kids team. Our main programme focuses on Key Stage 2. The programme is a group experience whereby children learn and share through games, drama, art and discussion.

How Does Heads Up Kids ® Support Schools to meet Statutory Guidelines, PSHE Association Guidelines & Ofsted Requirements?
Heads Up Kids has created a Complete Guide to how the Heads Up Kids programme meets and supports DfE guidelines for Relationship Education (RE) and Health Education as well as the PHSE Association Curriculum Guidelines for PSHE.
Click here to read more about Heads Up Kids

Mental Health Awareness Week: 10-16 May 2021


Welcome back to school!

Our excellent introductory Wellbeing inset was held for all JCAT staff with Dr Anna Colton and Dr Katie Russell who presented key themes in addressing their own wellbeing and how to manage the children’s wellbeing as they return to school this week.

Please see powerpoint and top tips for further information.

Return to School
A selection of assembly ideas and class-based activities plus information about Heads Up Kids Essentials

Not All About Food

In response to requests for further parental mental health and wellbeing education, PaJeS hosted this talk to learn and understand more about healthy and unhealthy eating patterns, spotting signs, support and signposting.


‘Log-on’ wellbeing positivity slides based on the days of the week Read more


Wellbeing and Me is a framework of primary school interventions that will embed wellbeing in the curriculum and makeup of the school. This can be through all subjects such as, Jewish studies, Art, Sport and secular studies. Our first delivery will be through the weekly Parashah lessons with 'Torah, Wellbeing & Me.’ Read more

Children’s Mental Health Week, 1st to 7th Feb 2021

The highlight of the week was keynote speaker, Dr Abi Gewirtz who spoke about essential conversations for anxious parents and worried kids Watch the event here
Resources, activities and ideas suggested for use in school Read more

Anti-Bullying Week 16-20 November 2020


Powerpoint presentation for form teachers to deliver to KS 2 classes during the campaign week, and suggested online videos for EYFS and KS1


Creating Safety in Uncertain Times
PaJeS, together with Heads Up Kids, invited school wellbeing coordinators, SENCos, SLTs and teachers to a 60 minute update session.


Early Career Teachers' Wellbeing
This ZOOM workshop gave Early Career Teachers an opportunity to reflect on the emotional consequences of the immense changes encountered in these last few months and how they can manage them. 

The Wellbeing Travelling Library
Audio-visual, carefully selected, stories based around a message of positive wellbeing


Weekly Wellbeing Sessions
The Community Wellbeing Project team have developed weekly wellbeing sessions