At Croft Junior School, we value the health and wellbeing of all our pupils, staff and wider community.
Last academic year, we signed up to the Wellbeing Award for Schools, administered by Award Place, in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau.
Wellbeing Award for Schools
Our School purpose is, “strive for excellence in a caring, happy and safe environment where every child is valued”. This is the aim of our school vision by “promising to promote emotional wellbeing and positive mental health in a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment.” To complement this as part of our commitment to wellbeing of our children, staff and stakeholders, we have begun a journey to work towards achieving a national award called Wellbeing Award for Schools.
It is an award that centres around ensuring effective practice and provision is in place and recognises a school’s efforts to promote and protect positive emotional wellbeing and mental health education and support. The award requires us to recognise what we currently do and offer additional opportunities to support and promote mental health and wellbeing.
The award has a focus on changing the long-term culture of a school and embedding an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all. As a school we aim to show commitment to promoting mental health as part of school life, improve the emotional wellbeing of their staff and pupils, ensure mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided, offer provision and interventions that matches the needs of its pupils and staff, engage the whole-school community in the importance of mental health awareness and capture the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues.
At Croft Junior School, we care about the wellbeing of our pupils, staff and wider school community and are always looking for ways that we can help support them all.
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