Wellbeing Award for Schools
We are excited to announce that this year we have signed up to the Wellbeing Award for Schools, administered by Award Place, in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau.
By working towards the Award we hope to further develop our work on promoting positive wellbeing and mental health for the whole school community and to gain accreditation for the work we have already done.
One theme that is central to the award is the need for schools to draw the wider community and relevant stakeholders into the centre of the process, and parents' input is particularly important in helping us understand what we are doing well and we can do even better. A survey, designed by the WAS (Wellbeing Award for Schools), enables you to share your views with us, and your responses and suggestions are invaluable in helping to inform our next steps.
We will continue to keep you informed about the Wellbeing Award and our ongoing commitment to developing a culture of wellbeing via regular input in the newsletters and website. You can find out more about the Wellbeing Award for Schools on the website:
The WAS has eight objectives which focus on areas of evaluation, development and celebration of the work of schools in promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and positive mental health.
Each of these areas is further broken down into Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Objective 1: The school is committed to promoting and protecting positive emotional wellbeing and mental health by achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools.
Objective 2: The school has a clear vision and strategy for promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and mental health, which is communicated to all involved with the school.
Objective 3: The school has a positive culture which regards emotional wellbeing and mental health as the responsibility of all.
Objective 4: The school actively promotes staff emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Objective 5: The school prioritises professional learning and staff development on emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Objective 6: The school understands the different types of emotional and mental health needs across the whole-school community and has systems in place to respond appropriately.
Objective 7: The school actively seeks the ongoing participation of the whole-school community in its approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Objective 8: The school works in partnerships with other schools, agencies and available specialist services to support emotional wellbeing and mental health.