About the Well-Being Award for Schools

Developed in partnership with the NCB, this whole-school award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of both staff and pupils.

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.

With this award, schools can:

-Show their 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

-Capture the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues

What does work towards the award mean for everyone at Crestwood Park?

Parents tell us regualrly that we are doing a good job- we also know that in order to be the very best school for our children and families, we need to constantly look for ways to improve. Working towards the award means we are even more focused on this aspect of our school. Through the parent, pupil and staff questionnaires, we can get up-to-date feedback and constantly evaluate our provision.

What do we need to be doing to achieve the award?

NETWORKS- Have systems and external partnerships in place to support different types of emotional and mental health needs.

PARTICIPATION- Work with the whole school community to support emotional wellbeing and mental health.

POSITIVE CULTURE-Ensure that emotional wellbeing and mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT- Commit to high-quality, ongoing professional development on emotional wellbeing and mental health.

STAFF WELL-BEING -Actively promote staff emotional wellbeing and mental health.

VISION & STRATEGY-Commit to a clear vision and strategy of how the school will promote and protect emotional wellbeing and mental health.

How can you get involved?

To ensure we are constantly improving and doing our best, we need to gather the views and suggestions of all of our stakeholders. The links below take you to questionnaires for parents, puils and staff. The feedback is collated by the organisation that run the award and we get to see what we are doing well and what we need to work on more. We also get to see the comments that are submitted.

What happens next?

The team involved with pulling together evidence for the award (including staff, pupils, parents and Governors) will be 'assessed' in October. After that, we will have plenty to do as we strive to constantly improve. If you would like to know any more about the award, or would like to be involved in any way, please do not hesitate to contact school - we would love to tell you more about it!

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