As a Church School, we aim to provide a happy, safe, secure and welcoming environment for our pupils, families and staff. The ethos of our school and our values of compassion, perseverance, respect, welcoming and joy are based on the Christian faith and enable us to recognise the dignity of each human being. We also aim to develop in each child self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, an understanding of the needs of others and a respect for their way of life.
At Eastry we regularly check in with children, both formally and informally, on their mental wellbeing. We have a systems in place where children can write any concerns and leave in a box for their teacher or our Family Liaison Officer to read and then take appropriate steps to help them. Our Family Liaison Officer also reviews pupil questionnaires to identify any potential children who made need support with their mental health and speaks to children confidentially to see how best we can help them.