Student Wellbeing

A strong sense of self, healthy relationships and a safe, secure learning environment are at the heart of our wellbeing in schools. Supporting this for all children is part of our core work here at St Joseph’s School.

Staff are committed to building positive relationships with each and every child and their families. We are committed to restorative practices where those directly involved in the breakdown of relationships are responsible for its repair. In this way children and adults learn and practice the skills they need for lifelong healthy relationships.

All children are supported to grow in respect for self, others, teachers, learning and the environment. Our student wellbeing program is grounded in the five core competencies of social and emotional learning: self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, relationships skills and responsible decision making. Our wellbeing program involves:

  • Bonnie - our Wellbeing Dog
  • A student counsellor
  • Circle time – a vehicle for building positive classroom culture
  • Child Protection Curriculum
  • Age Appropriate social skills programs; including learning about the prevention of bullying and harassment
  • Cyber safety
  • Made in the Image of God curriculum
  • Values Education
  • Mentoring for individual students

Our restorative plan for working with individual children provides logical and appropriate stages of intervention that engage all parties (students, families, staff) in developing and maintaining healthy relationships and quality engagement in learning.


St Joseph's School, Tranmere is a nut free school.  Nuts and nut products are not to be brought to school in line with our policy.