As a school, we are working to achieve the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS). This award focuses on the metal health and wellbeing for pupils, parents and staff. We are committed to ensuring our whole school community keeps mental health and wellbeing as a high priority; knowing how to recognise signs and where to go to access support.
Developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), 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. NCB’s vision is an education system where good emotional wellbeing and mental health are at the heart of the culture and ethos of all schools
To achieve this award schools will be expected to demonstrate how they:
- Show their commitment to promoting mental health as part of school life
- Improve the emotional wellbeing of their staff and pupils
- Ensure mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
- Offer provision and interventions that matches the needs of its pupils and staff
- Engage the whole school community in the importance of mental health awareness
- Capture the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues
World Mental Health Day
On Saturday 10th October we celebrated World Mental Health Day. If you visit the Mental Health Foundation website they have lots of ideas, including a zoom tea party so you can get together for a virtual cuppa!
Who should I contact?
Your first port of call would always be your child’s class teacher. You can also talk to one of wellbeing Ambassadors who can be contacted via the main school email.