SWERL lead: Miss S Seaton
Family support worker: Mrs M Marchant
Tel: 01234 352062 Email: Miss Seaton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this email account is monitored during working hours only (Mon-Fri 8:45am-3:30pm). A member of the office staff will forward your email to Miss Seaton.
Foundation Director: Ilona Bond (The Chair of the Catholic Life Committee)
SWERL: Supporting Wellbeing and Emotional Resilience for Learning
SWERL Ethos statement
‘God has chosen you and made you his holy people. He loves you. So always do these things: show mercy to others, be kind, humble, gentle and patient.’ Colossians 3:12
The emotional health and wellbeing of all members of St. Joseph’s and St. Gregory’s Catholic Primary School (including staff, students and parents) is fundamental to our philosophy and ethos of valuing everyone, caring for each other and achieving excellence. At St. Joseph’s and St. Gregory’s we work together as a school community, staff, students and parents to ensure that we all feel safe, able to learn and included as valued members of the community. Thus enabling us to maximise opportunities and achievements for all.
Please look through the following sections to find information and links that may be useful to staff, children and parents.
“A state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” WHO 2004
“When I say manage emotions, I only mean the really distressing, incapacitating emotions. Feeling emotions is what makes life rich. You need your passions”. (Daniel Goleman)
Kooth is a new online counselling and emotional well-being service available for children and young people aged 11-19 living in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes
Children and young people can chat online to professional counsellors, read articles written by young people, join forums to receive peer-to-peer support, access self-help materials and keep a daily journal.
If your child needs a bit of extra support, is worrying about the future or is experiencing difficulties at school or at home, please do encourage them to use this new anonymous and free service.
Young People can sign up to the service via their laptop, tablet or smartphone and can access self-help materials, articles and forums linked to emotional wellbeing at www.kooth.com