The Wellbeing Award

Wetherby Kensington is currently working towards achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools. The Award was set up in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) to assist schools in promoting the emotional wellbeing and positive mental health of staff and pupils. The NCB advocates a whole school approach and seeks to support schools in embedding a culture of good emotional wellbeing and mental health across the school community. Wellbeing is of central importance to learning and attainment, with high levels of wellbeing associated with improved academic outcomes. The Wellbeing Award aims to support parents and teachers in building the confidence and resilience of children, enabling them to flourish.

There are eight objectives to be met in order to achieve the Wellbeing Award, with each objective containing several key performance indicators:

Commitment

The school is committed to promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and mental health by achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools

Vision and strategy

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

Culture

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

Staff wellbeing

The school actively promotes staff emotional wellbeing and mental health

Professional development

The school prioritises professional learning and staff development on emotional wellbeing and mental health

Support

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

Community

The school actively seeks the ongoing participation of the whole-school community in its approach to wellbeing and mental health

Networks

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

At Wetherby Kensington, we place great importance and value on emotional wellbeing and mental health and whilst the award will recognise the work we are already doing, we are looking forward to further improving our provision and expertise in this area.