We have signed up to this award to further develop our work to promote positive well-being and mental health for the whole school community and gain accreditation for the work we have already done. It also ties in with our school strategy to help our students become caring, active citizens and achieve excellence.
About the Award
There are eight objectives to achieve within the Well-being Award Framework, containing several Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) set out within each. The award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional well-being and mental health of both staff and pupils. The award will enable us to develop these practices where necessary and help us to ensure that well-being is embedded in the long-term culture of our school. It will help us to create an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.
With this award, we will demonstrate our commitment to:
- Promoting mental health as part of every day school life
- Improving the emotional well-being of our staff and pupils
- Ensuring mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
- Offering provision and interventions that matches the needs of our pupils and staff
- Promoting the importance of mental health awareness
- Capturing the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues
About the National Children’s Bureau
For more than 50 years NCB have been making a big difference to the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable. Over the last 50 years they have developed several member groups and dedicated networks on issues such as bullying, early childhood, special educational needs and childhood bereavement. Some of their achievements include: founding the Council for Disabled Children (CDC), launched the Childhood Bereavement Network, successfully campaigned for the new national curriculum to embed financial education in both mathematics and citizenship education, so children can be taught the basic skills of how to manage money.
Mental Health and Well-being are increasingly a central consideration within the school and within the wider community. We have a number of different processes to help students who feel that they may need to talk to someone about their mental health or get the support for someone they are concerned about.
- Online Reporting – if you have a concern about your child, another child or even yourself, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for further support
- Worry Boxes – pupils can post a note with concerns about another pupil or themselves. These are emptied daily and any information inside is followed up by the class teacher and/or a senior member of staff
- Pupils can self refer by coming to the well-being drop in sessions every Wednesday with Mrs Lyon and Mrs Allen
- Pupils can also approach any member of staff that they feel confident with, with any concerns.
As a school, we take all aspects of a young person’s well-being seriously but we are first and foremost a school so as well as contacting us to let us know your concerns we strongly recommend that you contact your GP to discuss any concerns that you may have about your young person.
We place great emphasis on the welfare of our school community and provide support, information and guidance to help everyone at our school feel happy. We also celebrate the diverse and inclusive nature of our school community and recognise the faiths, beliefs and needs held by all.
Please see below for mental health & well-being information, signposting to local services and advice for parents:
How to stay safe online
|Protect your child from cyber bullying||Support for children struggling with bereavement||Find out more about how you can access support for mental health issues|
Advice on bullying