St. Michael's CE School

Working Together For The Good Of All

“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”

Pupil Welfare & Anti-Bullying

St Michael’s seeks to create an environment where positive behaviour allows both staff and children to work effectively. We believe that Every Child Matters’ and that great importance should be placed upon the pastoral care and wellbeing of a pupil . Our aim, which is in line with our school vision, is to create a safe and nurturing Christian environment where children can flourish and reach their full, God-given potential. Furthermore, we promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of every child. We believe this is central to creating young citizens and adults of the future, so that all of God’s children are shown acceptance, value and respect. We were delighted that in April 2019 the SIAMS Inspection report for our school recognised the ‘extremely strong and excellently targeted’ pastoral care provided at our school.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we endeavoured to maintain our high standards of pastoral care and support, pointing parents to services such as the Wandsworth Educational Well-being Practitioners. We recognised that our role and responsibility for the care and wellbeing and overall safety of pupils remained in place during the lockdown and maintained contact with pupils through the daily virtual class registration / group and booster sessions. Our safeguarding policy and Covid 19 Addendums were published for our school community to access. We were fully compliant with the expectations as set out in "Keeping Children Safe in Education".

We recognised that the wellbeing of pupils socially and emotionally has been impacted in different ways. We ensured that wellbeing activities were in place for the reintegration into school routines after a long period of absence, as well as ensuring that staff were available to speak to the children. We set up Emotional Well-being Libraries in each Phase area, giving pupils quick access to books on topics ranging from handling anxiety and worry to the subject of bereavement and also 'break off areas' to take time to be calm, reflect and recover.

Valuing All God’s Children (VAGC)

As a Church of England primary school, we understand the importance of looking after all of the children in our care, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is truly a gift from God that we get to educate so many wonderful children and we ensure that we follow our vision to create a secure and nurturing Christian environment which offers an inclusive education for all. This includes affording pupils a sense of their own dignity and that all children, and adults, are welcome in school and are loved by God.

Our Anti-Bullying and Mental Health and Wellbeing policies all follow the Church of England guidelines set within their VAGC document (updated Summer 2019) and we are proud to be a church school where all children are made in God’s image and valued equally.

National Anti-bullying 2021 - One Kind Word...

Our vision at St. Michael’s is to create a safe and nurturing Christian environment that respects and values every individual and their beliefs. This means that we create an atmosphere of respect and tolerance throughout the school and do not tolerate any form of bullying or discrimination, including cyberbullying. We provide opportunities through class discussions, the School Council and pupil surveys to encourage children to comment on, and provide suggestions to improve, the culture of respect and tolerance at our school. Any incidences of bullying are dealt with quickly, consistently and effectively.

We actively participate in the annual ‘National Anti Bullying Week’ held in November each year. We hold assemblies and in-class activities to promote the positive aspects of behaviour and help to develop a child’s understanding that by behaving or acting in a negative way it can have an impact on another child’s well-being as well as their own.

National Anti Bullying Week 2021 took place the week commencing 15th-19th November 2021 and the theme was 'One Kind Word'. We participated in this very important week and raised the profile of being kind to one another and saying one kind word linking it with our personal development school development plan objective: "To extend the culture of kindness, respect and good manners across the school through our growth mindset principles."

Please refer to the overview below to see what we covered during this important week and continuing across the year.



Anti-Bullying Week 2022

Anti-Bullying Week 2022 is scheduled to take place from Monday 14th - Friday 18th November. The theme has been launched in May 2022 and it is going to be "Reach Out". Let's come together and 'Reach Out' to stop bullying.