Student Well-being

At St James we aim to work and grow together in a spirit of harmonious co-operation, thereby giving witness to the teachings of Jesus.

We believe that children, staff and parents share rights and responsibilities to ensure that spiritual, personal, academic, social and emotional growth take place in a supportive, affirming and safe environment. At St James we do this through our Pastoral Care. 

Pastoral Care means being concerned for the total well-being of students, and with the development of the whole person. 

Children are expected to responsibly contribute to a safe and respectful school environment. We depend upon one another for the conduct of our school. The responsibilities are to ensure the safety and well-being of pupils. The school’s four Principles of Positive Behaviour are embedded within the school curriculum.

  • Everyone has the responsibility to take care of Themselves
  • Everyone has the responsibility to take care of Each Other
  • Everyone has the responsibility to take care of Our Learning
  • Everyone has the responsibility to take care of Our School, Our Community and Our World.

At St James we believe student well-being is our responsibility between home, school and the community.

St James is guided by The National Safe Schools Framework, it provides a vision and a set of guiding principles for safe and supportive school communities that also promote student well-being and develop respectful relationships.

The National Safe Schools Framework

The Student Wellbeing Hub is a starting point to get an insight into the National Safe Schools Framework and to explore the wide range of online resources designed for parents.