Our Wellbeing Team
Here at Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School, we value the health and wellbeing of all our whole school community so are excited to announce that we signed up for the Wellbeing Award for Schools, administered by Award Place, in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau.
We signed up to this award to further develop our work to promote positive wellbeing 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.
In November 2019, we originally achieved the Wellbeing Award Status. This award lasted for three years and we were delighted to be re-accreditated this year.
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
Meet a few of our school Wellbeing Champions
Our Wellbeing Champions
At Wheatfields Infants’ and Nursery School, we recognise the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing for our pupils for successful learning, achievement and play. We believe it is important for our children to have a voice, be able to contribute ideas and influence how to improve the wellbeing of their peers across the school.
We have appointed Wellbeing Champions from Year 2 who will work closely with Mrs Chalk, Mrs Norman, Mrs Evans and Rebecca Goff to help drive forward positive change and support for the whole school community.
● Being a positive role model and promoting a healthy lifestyle, especially the importance of exercise and a balanced diet.
● Encouraging children to consider whether they can sort out a problem themselves, or if they need to talk to an adult they trust if they need help.
● Promoting our Anti-Bullying policy across the school – to be the eyes and ears for the school and seek further help for children who may be experiencing bullying.
● Supporting children to have fun and healthy play in the playground – helping with games and activities to encourage inclusion and positive interaction.