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Statement of Commitment

We aim to ensure that the children, staff, parents and wider community at The Compton School acquire and develop the knowledge, understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes which they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future.

Health and Welfare of Students: all students should have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which teaches about and provides opportunities for developing positive emotional health and wellbeing

• Achieving: Being supported and guided in their learning and in the development of their skills, confidence and self-esteem at home, at school and in the community.
• Active: Having opportunities to take part in activities such as recreation and sport, which will contribute to healthy growth and development, both at home and in the community.
• Healthy: Having help to attain the highest standards of physical and mental health, as well as access to suitable healthcare and support in learning to make healthy and safe choices.
• Included: Having help to overcome social, educational, physical and economic inequalities and being accepted as part of the school and community.
• Nurtured: Having a nurturing place to live and learn and where students are treated with an unconditional positive regard.
• Respected: Having the opportunities, along with parents, to be heard and involved in decisions which affect them.
• Responsible: Having opportunities and encouragement to play active and responsible roles in the school and community.
• Safe: Being protected from abuse, neglect or harm at home, at school or in the wider community

Health and Welfare of Staff: the school is committed to encouraging all staff to lead healthy working lives 

Staff will be involved in drawing up development plans and in most decisions affecting their professional practice.

A line management structure is in place to enable individuals to feel supported.
Clear procedures and policies are in place to support induction, appraisal and other elements of professional practice.

A range of social, sporting, cultural and leisure activities and events will be held throughout the year where staff can relax in a social setting

Strategies and guidance for supporting emotional health and wellbeing are available and regularly updated so that staff know how to access help if they need it.
Employee Assistance Programme is available for more specific support should individuals want it.

A ‘Change Team’ is appointed to ensure that emotional health and wellbeing of staff is a priority for the school and to share ideas for improving practice with SLT.

A staff room is available where staff can relax.