With this in mind, we will be continuing to make progress towards furthering the emotional health and wellbeing of our whole-school community. Below is more information on the Wellbeing Award for Schools, which is one of the tools we are using to help us raise awareness, promote and protect our school values, and educate our students to become emotionally resilient and mentally healthy individuals.
This year we will be addressing issues of emotional wellbeing through a number of means such as mental health theme days, targeted assemblies and displays, and PSHE lessons to name a few. We will also be gathering, and acting upon, information relating to emotional wellbeing and mental health within our community through means such as surveys and focus groups.
Introducing the Wellbeing Award for Schools
"Developed in partnership with the National Children's Bureau (NCB) in the UK, the Wellbeing Award for Schools is intended to help schools prepare and equip themselves to promote emotional wellbeing and positive mental health across the whole-school community."
"Evidence shows us that wellbeing is of central importance to learning and attainment, with high levels of wellbeing associated with improved academic outcomes."
"This award focuses on changing the long-term culture of the whole school. Using an evidence-based framework to drive change, it will help us deliver pupil and staff wellbeing, review our training, and revise our policies. This award will ensure that mental health and wellbeing sit at the heart of our school life."
For more information on the benefits of working towards this award please see the links below.
Assistant Head Pastoral / KS3&4 Humanities
Assistant Head Teacher, Safeguarding and Learning Support.