Wellbeing and Inclusion
At Michael Hall we know that children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them. All staff and volunteers working in the School play a role in ensuring that pupils are safe and protected. We all have a duty to make sure that if there are any concerns relating to the welfare or safety of a pupil the Pan-Sussex Child Protection Procedures are followed.
We will always try to work in partnership with families and share information on a need-to-know basis. The School has a number of policies to keep pupils safe and well, including the School’s Child Protection Policy which can be accessed on the School’s Website.
Everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring they are protected from harm.
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please report them to the staff below:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) (Classes 1-12) Charlie Parker [email protected]
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) (Classes 1-12) Emmeline Hawker [email protected]
Early Childhood (ECDSL) Rachel Ford Blanchard
Early Childhood (ECDDSL) Emily Gearing-Grief
Phone 01342 822275
At Michael Hall we are committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment and join us in creating a culture of vigilance. Michael Hall School supports the growth of the child into a free-thinking adult who can act with imagination, rigour and a sense of purpose in the modern world. The School Community is a place in which we can inquire together into the questions of humankind and explore a progressive approach to contemporary life.
We value, respect, and promote inclusive practice to support pupils, teachers, and families in alignment with the Equality Act 2010. We value people of different abilities, gender and sexual orientation, belief, ethicality, and culture.
We align with the anti-racism statement from the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship.
To feel seen, to be heard and to have a sense of belonging is our hope for students attending Michael Hall. We acknowledge the importance of balance between the outer and inner life, wellbeing is key to keeping these in harmony.
At Michael Hall, we have a dedicated Pastoral Room offering students a quiet space to have a conversation, guidance to work through challenges, an opportunity to self-regulate and re-find their balance or to simply drop by for a cup of tea. This space is hosted by our Pastoral Lead who works together with the School Nurse, Visiting Therapists, Class Teachers, Guardians and Tutors to support all of the students in our care. Additionally, we may support students to find their balance in nature, be it a walk in our forest, working on the estate, in the school garden or helping with a building project. We strive to empower our students by offering them a range of tools to nurture, support and grow emotional resilience.
Special Educational Needs & Inclusion
Relationships and Sex Education
Personal, social, health and economic education is an integral part of the Waldorf Curriculum. It is fostered implicitly through the lessons and in the relationships between staff and pupils but is also taught explicitly through our RSE curriculum.
Our aim is to develop rounded, competent young people with a healthy self-esteem who are able to discover purpose and direction in their lives as well as consider the well -being of others and to act constructively for the good of the World. We focus on what children and young people can do to keep themselves and others healthy and safe and to lead happy and fulfilling lives.