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Wellbeing Award for Schools


At Woodlands School we value the mental health and well-being of all our pupils, staff, parents, carers and everyone in our school community. We are excited to announce that we have signed up to 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 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 values which underpin everything we do which are:


  • Safety
  • Happiness
  • Respect
  • Achievement
  • Aspiration
  • Communication
  • Engaging
  • Support


Achieving this award requires the involvement of all members of the school community: staff, parents, pupils, and partner organisations beyond the school. As we have go through our journey, we will be listening to all parts of the school and beyond to understand the challenges they face and how we can best support them. 


The award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our pupils, staff and parents. The award will enable us to develop these practices where necessary and help us to ensure that wellbeing is embedded in the long-term culture of our school. It will help us to create an environment where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.

The Wellbeing Award for Schools has eight objectives which focus on areas of evaluation, development and celebration of the work of schools in promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and positive mental health. Each of these areas is further broken down into Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):


Objective 1: The school is committed to promoting and protecting positive emotional wellbeing and mental health by achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools.


Objective 2: The school has a clear vision and strategy for promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and mental health, which is communicated to all involved with the school.


Objective 3: The school has a positive culture which regards emotional wellbeing and mental health as the responsibility of all.


Objective 4: The school actively promotes staff emotional wellbeing and mental health.


Objective 5: The school prioritises professional learning and staff development on emotional wellbeing and mental health.


Objective 6: The school understands the different types of emotional and mental health needs across the school and has systems in place to respond appropriately.


Objective 7: The school actively seeks the ongoing participation of the whole-school community in its approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health.


Objective 8: The school works in partnerships with other schools, agencies and available specialist services to support emotional wellbeing and mental health.


Please see our staff wellbeing policy for details on how we support staff wellbeing.

We hope to complete the award by the Summer term 2022.

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