At Radcliffe on Trent Infant and Nursery School, we place great value on the health and wellbeing of all our children and staff so are excited to announce that we are working towards the Wellbeing Award for Schools, administered by Award Place, in partnership with National Childrens Bureau.
We have 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 whole school motto ‘Learn Grow Achieve Together’ and vision:
To provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where children will become curious, independent and successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve. They grow into caring, confident individuals who are able to live safe, active and fulfilling lives. They are able to work together and become respectful and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
A focus on wellbeing links closely to many of our Rainbow Values but in particular ‘Share our Thoughts’ through which we actively encourage our children share how they are feeling.
About the Award
The award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes and protects the emotional well-being and mental health of both staff and children. The award will enable us to develop these practise where necessary and help us to ensure that wellbeing is embedded in the long term culture of our school. It will support us in embedding an ethos where mental health is recognised as the responsibility of all.
Within this award, we will demonstrate our commitment to:
- Promoting mental health as part of everyday life
- Improving the emotional well-being of our children and staff
- Ensuring mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
- Offering provision and interventions that matches the needs of our children and staff
- Raising awareness and promoting the importance of mental health awareness
- Capturing the views of parents, children and staff on mental health issues
There are eight objectives to achieve within the Wellbeing Award Framework, containing several Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) set out within each.
Objective 1: The school is committed to promoting and protecting 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 mental health, which is communicated to all involved.
Objective 3:The school has a positive culture which regards the 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 whole-school community 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.