At Twiss Green Community Primary School, we value the health and well-being of all our students and staff so are excited to announce that we have signed up to the Well-being Award for Schools, administered by Award Place, in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau.
We have signed up to this award to further develop our work to promote positive well-being and mental health for the whole school community and gain accreditation for the work we have already done. It also ties in with our school strategy to help our students become caring, active citizens and achieve excellence.
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
TG Wellbeing Strategy
Using the questionnaires that all stakeholders have completed, we have evaluated what we have done so far. Our next step is to use the suggestions in the questionnaires to develop our wellbeing strategy which will set out how we are going to work towards positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community. We will be holding a coffee morning next term to gather any other ideas.
The Twiss Green Change Team
Our 'Change Team' was formed in response to working towards the ‘Wellbeing Award for Schools’ and they will work closely with the whole of the school community to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for everybody.
Lynsey Kelly - Y5 Class Teacher/ Deputy Headteacher
Laura Milward - Y4 Class Teacher
Laura Nixon - Y4 Class Teacher
Nicki Pullen - Breakfast Club supervisor/ Teaching Assistant
Liz Davies - Chair of Governors
We currently have staff and governors on the team but are keen to have representatives from our whole school community. If you would like to volunteer to join the TG Change Team please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.