At St Christopher’s we are working to adopt the principles set out in Stockport’s Strategy for Improving Wellbeing in Education Settings.
Our St Christopher’s values are at the heart of all we do, this ethos helps to support our wellbeing and understand it is all of our responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of our children, adults and community.
We recognise that the relationships based philosophy of Restorative Approaches within our setting will support and complement our vision.
NICE sets out the following definition in its guidance on Social and Emotional Wellbeing for Children and Young People:
Wellbeing means: Being happy and confident and not anxious or depressed Having the ability to problem-solve, manage emotions, experience empathy, being resilient and attentive Having good relationships with others and not having behavioural problems – that is, not being disruptive, violent or a bully.
Wellbeing also includes:
Mindfulness for Children
Being mindful is about having your mind on only what you are doing - not rushing or thinking ahead. Calming our bodies and minds creates a relaxed positive environment, which benefits behaviour, patience, communication and emotional regulation.
School Based Anxiety