Why we have signed up to take part in the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS)
We have 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.
About the Award
There are eight objectives to achieve within the Wellbeing 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 wellbeing and mental health of both staff and pupils. Many of these are already in place. The award will enable us to develop these practices where necessary and help us to ensure that wellbeing is imbedded 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 wellbeing 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