St. Anselm's Catholic School

St Anselm's Cahtolic School

St Anselm’s Catholic School

 

Supporting Wellbeing

The school is committed to helping pupils achieve their full potential academically, spiritually and socially. This is not possible without good physical and mental well-being.




SUPPORT DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

The current global pandemic has caused significant changes to how we all live our lives on a daily basis. For this reason, we will be publishing weekly Student and Parent Bulletins to provide support, information and resources to all members of our school community.

Student Weekly Wellbeing Bulletins
Issue 1 - week beginning 30th March
Issue 2 - for the Easter holidays
Issue 3 - week beginning 20th April
Issue 4 - week beginning 27th April
Issue 5 - week beginning 4th May
Issue 6 - week beginning 11th May
Issue 7 - week beginning 18th May
Issue 8 - for May Half Term
(Please see the newsletter below.)

Parent Weekly Wellbeing Bulletins
Issue 1 - week beginning 30th March
Issue 2 - for the Easter holidays
Issue 3 - week beginning 20th April
Issue 4 - week beginning 27th April
Issue 5 - week beginning 4th May
Issue 6 - week beginning 11th May
Issue 7 - week beginning 18th May
Issue 8 - for May Half Term
(Please see the newsletter below.)

We hope that our staff will also make use of these resources. Additionally, we would like to share this video (click here) which offers some thoughts about supporting themselves and their students in this new world.


STUDENT WELLBEING

Student Wellbeing Newsletter
Issue 1 - November 2019
Issue 2 - March 2020
Issue 3 - June 2020
Issue 4 - November 2020

Wellbeing Team
Our Wellbeing Team will be working to raise awareness across the school through events and assemblies. If you would like to be involved, email Mr Norton at l.norton@st-anselms.org.uk.

Peer Mentoring Scheme
We have appointed and trained a number of our Sixth Form students to act as peer mentors for some of our younger students. If you feel that this is something that would benefit you, please see your House Office.

Please find some advice from Mind UK about supporting someone else to seek help here.


STAFF WELLBEING

Staff Wellbeing Newsletter
Issue 1 - September 2018
Issue 2 - April 2019
Issue 3 - November 2019
Issue 4 - March 2020
Issue 5 - June 2020
Issue 6 - November 2020 (coming soon!)

What has been achieved so far?
1) A survey is carried out at the end of each academic year. The results are analysed and used to a) reflect on progress, and b) plan how to move forward.
2) Staff have access to a psychotherapist - bookings must be made through Miss Hornsey.
3) The school's Marking and Assessment Policy has been updated through the input of a dedicated Working Party of our colleagues.
4) A team of Wellbeing Coaches have been appointed and trained to provide a listening ear for staff outside of the school's line management structure.
5) Staff have been provided with training relating to stress management and other mental health issues.
6) We are constantly seeking ways to recognise and praise the hard work of our staff.
7) We have refurbished the Staff Room and provide opportunities for staff to socialise and team build, both inside and out of school hours.

What are we working on next?
1) We are looking to broaden the scope of our staff clubs and events to involve as many of our colleagues as possible.
2) We are looking into the possibility of offer volunteering opportunities for staff.


PARENT WELLBEING

We're also committed to supporting our parents and guardians, whether this relates to their own wellbeing or that of their child or ward.

Check back soon for information about our information evenings!


RECENT EVENTS

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Our school is celebrating #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek! Check back on Friday for our virtual assembly. In the meantime, how are you showing that #KindnessMatters? This Supporter Pack has some great ideas to get you started.

Click here to watch our virtual assembly from Friday 22nd May!

Useful Resources:
Kindness Matters Guide - click here
Self-care and support for young people - click here




Wellbeing Award for Schools
Our school is now working towards achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools. Surveys have been distributed to our staff, pupils and their parents. We're hoping to obtain a picture of our current provision so that we can plan to improve how we support the emotional wellbeing of all of the members of our school community. More information available here.




World Mental Health Day 2019
Our school celebrated World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October by saying #HelloYellow. All our students took part in activities during form time which allowed students to reflect on caring for their mental and physical wellbeing. We also held a #HelloYellow bake sale over lunchtime.

Houses

Twitter

Follow us

Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address Barham Court, Teston, Kent, ME18 5BZ.
St Anselm's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.