With the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our staff and students more important than ever, we’re proud to be working towards achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools.
The four key principles driving the ideas and recommendations behind the award are:
- Emotional wellbeing and mental health are a continuum. Related issues can range from positive attitudes and behaviour, through to experiences of emotional distress and mental disorder.
- Schools already experience and manage emotional issues on a daily basis; the objective is to minimise the impact of such issues and maximise the effectiveness of any responses.
- Emotional wellbeing covers a range of dimensions, such as resilience, character building, relationships and self-esteem, etc. Understanding both developmental and mental health awareness is critical.
- Creating a positive school culture requires a whole-school approach that is led from the top while involving all in the school community.
An initial visit to the academy has been planned for 8 December 2020 to find out more about our current provision and how far this matches with the Award Objectives.