Creating a whole school culture of ‘wellbeing’ has never had greater significance and it is fundamental to the principles which Churston promotes and takes pride in. We recognise that the promotion of wellbeing needs to be inclusive, embracing our whole school community, whether it is students, their families or our staff.
‘Well-being’ is generally defined as the experience of health, happiness and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, a feeling of belonging/social inclusion, a sense of meaning or purpose, and an ability to manage anxiety. More generally, well-being can also more simply be described as ‘feeling well’.
We believe that emphasising the importance of wellbeing and guiding the students in our care towards looking after themselves, will empower them and encourage positive lifestyles. It will also provide a healthy and happy school environment; essential to supporting and promoting effective learning as well as preparing our students for their future and engaging their participation in ‘Learning to create a better world’.
If you would like to see some of the resources that we would recommend and may use with our students, please see the suggested links in this section.