Children are encouraged to express their feelings and share thoughts and experiences during circle time. No pressure is applied to children to disclose any information if they feel uncomfortable. However, from observations it is evident that children feel safe and comfortable, as many enjoy circle time and expressing themselves. Child A uses a teddy bear during circle time to help them express their feelings. The principle aim of circle time is to enhance self esteem, raise any possible concerns and to reflect on experiences. If children feel uncomfortable sharing, the classroom has a feelings chart and a ‘talk box’ which the children can use as a means of communicating any worries or concerns with the teacher.Through considering and analysing the measures used by school X to meet the holistic needs of every individual, it is evident that the principles of Every Child Matters forms a base for the schools ethos, alongside Maslow’s theory of self-actualisation. Future research may find a correlation between well- being and attainment. In my future practice I feel it is essential that I recognise and develop a good understanding of the significance of fulfilling children’s holistic needs.