Here at Wheatfields Infants' and Nursery School, we value the health and well-being of all our students and staff so are excited to announce that we signed up for the Well-being 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 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.
In November 2019, we achieved the Wellbeing Award Status. This award lasts till November 2022.
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