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The school is committed to helping pupils achieve their full potential academically, spiritually and socially. This is not possible without good physical and mental well-being.
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Wellbeing Award for Schools
Our school is now working towards achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools. Surveys have been distributed to our staff, pupils and their parents. We're hoping to obtain a picture of our current provision so that we can plan to improve how we support the emotional wellbeing of all of the members of our school community. More information available here.
World Mental Health Day
Our school celebrated World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October by saying #HelloYellow. All our students took part in activities during form time which allowed students to reflect on caring for their mental and physical wellbeing. We also held a #HelloYellow bake sale over lunchtime.”
Are you going through a tough time?
There are a number of options when it comes to finding someone to talk to. Please find these summarised below.
Student Wellbeing Newsletter
Issue 1 - November 2019
Issue 2 - February 2020 (coming soon!)
Our Wellbeing Team will be working to raise awareness across the school through events and assemblies. If you would like to be involved, email Mr Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Mentoring Scheme
We have appointed and trained a number of our Sixth Form students to act as peer mentors for some of our younger students. If you feel that this is something that would benefit you, please see your House Office.
Staff Wellbeing Newsletter
Issue 1 - September 2018
Issue 2 - April 2019
Issue 3 - November 2019
Issue 4 - February 2020 (coming soon!)
What has been achieved so far?
1) A survey is carried out at the end of each academic year. The results are analysed and used to a) reflect on progress, and b) plan how to move forward.
2) Staff have access to a psychotherapist - bookings must be made through Miss Hornsey.
3) The school's Marking and Assessment Policy has been updated through the input of a dedicated Working Party of our colleagues.
4) A team of Wellbeing Coaches have been appointed and trained to provide a listening ear for staff outside of the school's line management structure.
5) Staff have been provided with training relating to stress management and other mental health issues.
6) We are constantly seeking ways to recognise and praise the hard work of our staff.
7) We have refurbished the Staff Room and provide opportunities for staff to socialise and team build, both inside and out of school hours.
What are we working on next?
1) We are looking to broaden the scope of our staff clubs and events to involve as many of our colleagues as possible.
2) We are looking into the possibility of offer volunteering opportunities for staff.
We're also committed to supporting our parents and guardians, whether this relates to their own wellbeing or that of their child or ward.
Check back soon for information about our information evenings!