Participating Schools or Organisations

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Please find below the schools who have participated in the programme so far, and also those schools that are booked in for the future. If you would like to contact Thumbs Up for further information, please email us or send us a message via our contact page.

Please note - all schools are based in Wirral unless specified otherwise.

Mersey Park Primary School

Preparation programme for year 5 in May 2015

Transition programme for year 6 in June 2015

St George's Primary School

Preparation programme for year 6 in September 2015

St Bridget's Primary School

Transition programme for year 6 in June 2015

Session with a small group of year 6 pupils with some further confidence building in July 2015

Preparation programme for year 6 in September/October 2015

Six further sessions with a small group of children focussing on confidence building and positive thinking in autumn 2015

Transition programme (refresher sessions) for year 6 in July 2016

Small group of year 6 children undertaking some extra preparation for the transition in May/June/July 2016

11 plus mental preparation sessions with present year 5 in July and September 2016

11 plus mental preparation sessions with present year 5 in July and September 2017

Transition Programme for year 6 in June/July 2017

Bespoke sessions for F1 children in Spring 2017

Bespoke individual sessions will pupil in Spring 2017

Transition Programme for year 6 in May/June/July 2018

11 plus mental preparation sessions with present year 5 in July and September 2017/2018 

Bespoke individual sessions with pupil in spring/summer 2018

11 plus mental preparation sessions with present year 5 in July and September 2018/19

Essential Life Skills/Moving Forwards programme for year 6 in June/July 2019

Rock Ferry Primary School

Transition programme for year 6 in June 2015

Preparation programme for year 6 in September/October 2015

Session with a small group of year 6 pupils with some further confidence building in July 2015

Smaller group sessions throughout 2015

Individual work in spring/summer term 2016

Mindfulness sessions for year 6 in July 2016

Transition programme for year 6 in July 2016

Essential Life Skills Programme for year 5 in May/June 2017

Essential Life Skills Programme for year 4 in May/June 2017

Moving Forwards Programme for year 6 in June/July 2017

Parent/carer workshops in summer term 2017

Staff workshops in summer term 2017 

Moving Forwards Programme for year 6 in June 2018 

Bespoke session with parent and child in June 2018

Be Wise, Be Smart presented to all KS2 children in autumn 2018

Bespoke programme with years 3 and 5 in autumn 2018

Bespoke programme with years 3 and 5 in spring 2019

Bespoke programme with years 3, 5 and 6 in summer 2019

St Alban's Catholic Primary School

Transition programme for a small group of year 6 pupils in June 2015

Preparation programme for year 6 in September 2015

Adapted preparation programme for year 4 in February 2016

Anxiety programme for a small group of year 5 pupils in spring term 2016

Transition programme for year 6 pupils in summer of 2016

Mindfulness sessions for year 6 pupils in summer of 2016

Preparation programme for year 6 in October/November 2016

Transition programme for year 6 pupils in summer of 2017

Essential Life Skills programme for year 6 pupils in autumn of 2017

Moving Forwards programme for year 6 pupils in summer of 2018

Essential Life Skills Programme for year 6 pupils in autumn of 2018

Moving Forwards programme for year 6 pupils in summer of 2019

Orrets Meadow Primary School

Preparation programme for year 6 in June/July 2015

Ongoing contract with Orrets Meadow with all years for 2.5 hours per week - 2015/16

Individual work in spring term 2016

Transition programme for departing year 6 June/July 2016

Mental health awareness sessions for staff November 2016

Ongoing contract with Orrets Meadow with all years for 2 hours per week - 2016/17

Various bespoke parent workshops in 2016/2017 school year

Staff workshop in Autumn 2016

Ongoing contract with Orrets Meadow with all years for 2 hours per week - 2017/2018

Parents/carer workshop in March 2018

Ongoing contract with Orrets Meadow with all years for 2 hours per week - 2018/19

Bidston Avenue Primary School

Transition programme for year 6 in June/July 2015

Transition programme for year 6 in June/July 2016

11 plus mental preparation sessions with new year 6 in September 2016

Transition programme for year 6 in June/July 2017

Moving Forwards programme for year 6 in June/July 2018 

Essential Life Skills and Moving Forwards programme in summer 2019

Park Primary School

Transition programme for year 6 in June/July 2015

Preparation programme for year 6 in September/October 2015

Grove Street Primary School

Transition programme for small group of year 6 pupils in July 2015

Preparation programme for year 6 in October/November 2015

Essential Life Skills Programme for year 6 in autumn term 2017

Moving Forwards Programme for year 6 in summer 2018

Essential Life Skills Programme for year 6 in autumn term 2018 

Bespoke 1:1 sessions with year 5 pupil in summer 2018

Moving Forwards Programme for year 6 in summer 2019

Bespoke 1:1 sessions with year 5 pupil in autumn 2018

St Anne's Catholic Primary School

Preparation programme for year 6 in November/December 2015

Black Horse Hill Junior School

Preparation programme for year 6 in November 2015

Transition programme for year 6 in June/July 2016

Individual sessions with year 4 child May/June 2016

Individual sessions with year 6 child in January/February 2017

Transition programme for year 6 in June/July 2017

Individual sessions with year 3 child in Summer term 2017

Essential Life Skills Programme with year 6 in autumn 2017

Individual sessions with year 4 child in autumn 2017

Individual sessions with year 6 child in autumn 2017

Small group work with year 3 pupils in autumn/spring term 2017/18

Individual sessions with year 6 child in autumn/spring term 2017/18

Individual sessions with year 3 child in spring 2018

Individual sessions with year 6 child in spring 2018

Essential Life Skills Programme (bespoke) with year 5 in autumn term 2018

Essential Life Skills Programme (bespoke) with pupils (TBC) x 2 in spring term 2019

Essential Life Skills Programme (bespoke) with pupils (TBC) in summer term 2019

Moving Forwards Programme with year 6 in summer term 2019

Prenton Primary School

Preparation programme for year 6 throughout 2015/2016 school year

Final transition session held in June 2016

Brackenwood Junior School

Some small group work, focussing on self-esteem issues in January/February 2016

Further work with small group of year 4 children, focussing on increasing levels of concentration, good behaviour and improving general mental wellbeing in Summer Term 2016

Individual sessions with three pupils in Spring 2017

Barnston Primary School

Transition programme for year 6 in June 2016

Preparation and Mindfulness programme for year 5 in May/June 2017

Transition programme for year 6 in June/July 2017

11 plus sessions with year 6 pupils in September 2017

Essential Life Skills Programme (plus focus on Mindfulness) for year 5 pupils in spring/summer 2018

Moving Forwards Programme for year 6 in summer 2018

Essential Life Skills Programme (plus focus on Mindfulness) for year 5 pupils in spring/summer 2019

Moving Forwards Programme for year 6 in summer 2019

Black Horse Hill Infant School

Working with all children in Health Promoting Week with issues such as positive thinking and self-esteem building

Bespoke sessions with years 1 and 2, helping year 2's to transition to Junior School in June 2017

Waverton Primary School, Chester

Preparation programme for year 6 in September/October 2016

Clare Mount Specialist Sports College

Inset day - 3 x 50 minute staff workshops in Autumn Term 2016

Small group bespoke programme for six weeks in Autumn 2016

Irby Primary School

Preparation programme for year 6 in Autumn 2016

Fender Primary School

Bespoke programmes for year 4 and year 6 children in autumn 2016

St Joseph's Primary School Wallasey

Transition Programme for year 6 in Spring 2017

Two further transition sessions for year 6 in summer 2017

Hillside Primary School

Preparation Programme for year 6 in spring 2017

Holy Cross Primary School 

Bespoke programmes for all schools years, held in small groups in spring 2017

Our Lady and St Edwards Primary School

Bespoke programme in autumn 2016

Overchurch Junior School

Two small groups with selected year 3/4 and 5/6 children in spring 2017 over four session

Somerville Primary School

Two days of Preparation Programme for years 4 and 5 in autumn 2016

Full day of bespoke programmes to year 5 and year 6 in spring 2018

St Joseph's Primary School Upton

Parent workshop for F2 parents in autumn 2016

Early Years programme for F2 pupils in autumn 2016

Day of workshops for parents and year 6 pupils in May 2017

Woodlands Primary School

Two small groups with selected year 3/4 and 5/6 children in autumn 2016 over six session

Two small groups with selected year 3/4 and 5/6 children in spring 2017 over six sessions

Transition Programme to two groups of year 6 children in summer 2017 

Essential Life Skills Programme for three groups of year 6 children in autumn 2017

Essential Life Skills Programme for three groups of year 6 children in autumn 2018

Indiviual sessions with year 5 pupils in spring/summer 2018

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Preparation Programme for year 4/5 group in autumn 2016

Woodchurch C of E Primary School

Transition programme with year 6 in spring and summer of 2017 

Moving Forwards programme with year 6 in summer of 2018

Cathcart Street Primary School

SATs preparation and Transition Programme with year 6 in spring and summer of 2017

SATs preparation and Moving Forwards Programme with year 6 in spring and summer of 2018

SATs preparation and Moving Forwards Programme with year 6 in spring and summer of 2019

Egremont Primary School

Two small groups with selected year 3/4 and 5/6 children in spring 2017 over four sessions

Four individual sessions with year 6 pupil in spring 2017

Three small groups with selected children in autumn 2017 over four sessions

Staff wellbeing two hour session in summer 2018

Gayton Primary School

A bespoke programme for a small group of year 6 children in summer 2017

Transition programme to two groups of year 6 children in summer 2017

A bespoke programme for a small group of year 6 children in summer 2018

Transition programme to two groups of year 6 children in summer 2018

Poulton Lancelyn Primary School

Transition programme with two groups of year 6 children in summer 2017

A bespoke year 6 Moving Forwards single session to year 6 in summer 2018

The Essential Life Skills Programme to year 5 in spring 2018

A bespoke year 6 Moving Forwards single session to year 6 in summer 2019 

The Essential Life Skills Programme to year 5 in spring 2019

Sacred Heart RC Primary School

A bespoke programme for a small group of year 4 children in summer 2017

Ladymount Primary School

A workshop during assembly for entire school followed by brief transition session for year 6 in summer 2017

St Peter's C of E Primary School

A bespoke programme for a small group of year 3/4 children in autumn 2017

A bespoke programme for a small group of year 5/6 children in autumn 2017

A bespoke programme for two mixed age groups children in spring 2018

A bespoke programme for a small group of year 3/4 children in autumn 2019

A bespoke programme for a small group of year 5/6 children in autumn 2019

Rainhill High School

5 x 1 hour bespoke programmes for years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 as part of Mental Health Awareness Week in Summer 2017

Heswall Girl Guides

A bespoke session with the Guides, focussing on mental health and wellbeing and internet safety in Summer 2017

Whitefield Primary School, Liverpool

The Essential Life Skills Programme to two groups of year 6 children in autumn 2017

Two further transition sessions with year 6 in Summer 2018

The Essential Life Skills Programme to two groups of year 6 children in summer 2019

Faith Primary School, Liverpool

The Essential Life Skills Programme to two groups of year 6 children in autumn 2017

Two further transition sessions with year 6 in summer 2018

Our Lady Star of The Sea Primary School, Ellesmere Port

4 x 1 hour bespoke sessions with a year 6 pupil looking at all aspects of transition 

Bedford Drive Primary School

The Essential Skills Programme to two groups of year 6 children in autumn 2017

 2 parent workshops focussing on resilience in autumn 2017

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Liverpool

The Essential Life Skills Programme to year 6 in autumn 2017

The Essential Life Skills Programme to year 5 in spring 2018

The Moving Forwards Programme to year 6 in summer 2018

3 x parent/carer workshops (focussing on resilience) in each term of the 2017/18 school year

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, Liverpool

The Essential Life Skills Programme to year 6 in spring 2018

The Moving Forwards Programme to year 6 in summer 2018

Barnston Brownies and Guides

Two bespoke sessions with the Brownies and Guides, focussing on mental health and wellbeing and internet safety in November 2017

Well Lane Primary School

Bespoke staff wellbeing session in September 2017

Sessions with individual staff members in October 2017

Castleway Primary School

Bespoke sessions with small group of year 1/2 in November/December 2017

Essential Life Skills Programme for small group of years 3 and 4 in November/December 2017

Essential Life Skills Programme for small group of years 5 and 6 in November/December 2017 

Bespoke sessions with small group of year 3/4 in spring 2018

Essential Life Skills Programme for smal group of years 4/5 in spring 2018

Essential Life Skills and Moving Forwards bespoke programme for a small group in spring 2018

Essential Life Skills (bespoke sessions) to pupils (TBC) in autumn term 2018

Thornton Hough Primary School 

Bespoke sessions with two small groups of children of all years in spring 2018

Essential Life Skills Programme to year 5 in March 2018

Essential Life Skills Programme to year 6 in June/July 2018 

Parkgate Primary School

Essential Life Skills Programme to year 5 in April/May 2018

West Kirby Primary School

Two staff wellbeing bespoke session in May 2018  

Bespoke session with year 6 focussing on stress and anxiety management 

Fortnightly 1:1 session with a selected group of 1:1 children

Whiston Willis Primary School, Knowsley

Essential Life Skills Programme to three groups of year 3/4 children in April/May 2018

Holy Spirit Catholic and C of E Primary School

A bespoke SATs extended session with year 6

Wallasey Primary Schools Mental Health and Wellbeing Workshop

Bespoke workshop at Eastway Primary School in March 2018

Riverside Primary School

A bespoke programme for a mixed age group in March 2018

Essential Life Skills Programme for year 6 in autumn 2018

Leasowe Primary School

Parent/Carer workshop in summer 2018

Yearly contract - one day a week from September 2018 for school year 2018/19