‘At St Michael’s the wellbeing of the children and their families is central to the school’s distinctively Christian
ethos and vision. Reflecting the school’s mission statement that, ‘Christ’s love is in everything we do’, staff and
governors prioritise the wellbeing of the children. The school’s
Christian foundation ensures that where there is a concern relating to learning or wellbeing, the response is
always to help and support. SIAMs Report 2016
‘Pupils have many opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills beyond the taught curriculum. For example, leaders have supported pupils to reflect on their physical and mental health. This means that pupils are more aware of their own emotions and the feelings of others’ Ofsted 2021
The wellbeing of staff and children is a priority for Hoole St Michael CE Primary School.
We have three governors who support our wellbeing:
Mr Gerallt Evans-Hughes- Headteacher’s well being
Mr Paul Rishton:Staff well being
Mrs Louise Horn:Children’s well being
The Governors seek to ensure that staff members have a healthy work-life balance and that both adults and children flourish in all areas of their life.
Our Christian Ethos is of fundamental importance to our wellbeing; we want everyone in our school to feel valued, loved and cared for.
‘Staff enjoy working at Hoole St Michael. They know and support each other well. Staff explained to inspectors that leaders and governors have taken steps to positively impact on their work-life balance and their well-being.’ Ofsted 2021
Childline: Calm Zone
There are lots of way to feel calmer. It’s about finding what works for you. Childline have created a ‘Toolbox’ section of their website, where children can try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.
Click on the link to access the site: https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
A range of services for children and their families
The Children and Family Wellbeing Service provide early help on a whole range of issues affecting you and your family. In other words, offering you the right help, in the right place, at the right time.
They provide targeted services for children and young people across the age range 0-19yrs+. Working together with key partners, they aim to ensure that we have maximum impact on achieving positive outcomes for your family.
Anyone is able to access the support they have on offer. If you would like support in accessing any of these services, please feel free to ask and I will help any way I can.
Emotional Health and Wellbeing – External Agency
Child Action North West (CANW) offer an Emotional Health & Wellbeing service, which provides help and support to people of all ages and needs. They help people to tackle issues.
From play therapy sessions with young children to group sessions in school with teenagers, from work with families to one to one counselling, every member of their team is trained to offer support and tailor their approach to meet individual needs.
Child Action North West (CANW) offer specialist interventions for the following issues:
- Bereavement, loss & separation
- Depression, low mood
- Anger problems, emotional control
- Anxiety & stress management
- Low self-esteem & confidence
- Problem solving, coping & resilience strategies
- Attachment Issues
- Identifying and understanding Parent & Child patterns of interaction
- Post Trauma support
Key has been achieving excellent results supporting local people for over 20 years. Their team of expert staff and dedicated volunteers help around 1000 people each year in Lancashire.
They provide services that are flexible, tailored to individuals’ needs and that build on people’s strengths:
- Drop in services in Chorley and South Ribble for people who are homeless and require immediate help
Leyland: 12pm till 3pm, Monday to Friday @ Key unlocking futures, Unit 2, Balfour Court, Leyland, PR25 2TF Chorley: 2pm till 4pm Monday and Friday @ Chorley Council, Civic Offices, Union St, Chorley PR7 1AL Wednesday @ YPS, 55 Union Street, Chorley PR7 1EB
- A family mediation service for families who are struggling to get along
- A counselling service for people who are having a tough time
- Housing training to help people live on their own
- Employment mentoring and training to build confidence and improve job prospects
- Emotional, Health and Wellbeing support for young people and families, supporting positive changes for the whole family
- Critical Tenancy Support, supporting Progress tenants who are finding it difficult to maintain their tenancies.
There are things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing. Every Mind Matters can get you started with a free NHS online plan, showing you simple steps to help manage anxiety, sleep better and boost your mood.