At Christ the King Catholic School, every child, without discrimination, is loved, valued and nurtured. Their uniqueness is celebrated and they are given opportunities to learn and thrive, developing healthy relationships and securing a foundation for life and future learning.
Our children’s learning is guided by the virtues of faith, hope and love through a curriculum inspired by the gospel values. This empowers the children to see, judge and act responsibly in response to their local and global contexts.
Learning opportunities foster curiosity and enable children to reach their potential by developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be compassionate people – young people called to serve and lead.
At Christ the King we believe that the emotional health and wellbeing of our school community is fundamental to our school mission statement of learning together in faith, hope and love. With this in mind we strive to create a whole school community working together to support children’s and adults’ positive wellbeing.
The Department for Education recognises that, in order to help their pupils succeed: schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy.
“Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
(World Health Organization 2014)
To support the emotional wellbeing of children and adults in school, the following whole class/small group or more individually based resources and strategies are used:
- Staff Code of Conduct
- PSHE (Personal Social Health Education) lessons
- RE (Religious Education) lessons
- Trick Box strategies
- Collections Worship
- Christian Meditation
- Emotional Literacy (ELSA) sessions
- Think Good, Feel Good sessions
- Rainbow Support Groups
- Speech and Language support
- School Council Meetings
- Play Therapy
- 7Cs Time (Golden Time)
- Circle of Friends
- Positive verbal feedback/praise/stickers/awards (see Behaviour Policy)
- Time for children to talk 1:1 with a staff mentor
- Parent/teacher/pupil meetings to discuss concern/s
- Staff Wellbeing Group
The impact of these activities are monitored by the Designated Mental Health Lead (Mrs F Perry)