Strand 4: Community and Living Well Together
In this strand the following must be explored:
- How well the school’s Christian vision promotes social and cultural development through the practice of forgiveness and reconciliation that encourages good mental health and enables all to flourish and live well together.
In developing a community where all live well together in a Church school, school leaders are advised to use these self-evaluation questions when completing the SIAMS SEF:
a) To what extent does your school’s Christian vision and associated values underpin relationships at all levels in the school community, enabling pupils to disagree well and to practice forgiveness and reconciliation? Is this reflected in the school’s behaviour, exclusion and attendance policies?
b) How well do leaders ensure there is support for good mental health in children and adults and a sense of belonging that embraces and celebrates differences?
Recommended resources to support: Community and Living Well Together
• JIGSAW PSHE Curriculum – www.jigsawpshe.com
• Further Guidance on Community and Living Well Together
• Mental Health and Wellbeing – Guidance
• Mental Health and Wellbeing – Policy Template
• Valuing all God’s children – Guidance for Church of England schools on challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying assemblies