Wellbeing Award For Schools
The Woodlands Academy is currently working towards achievement of the Wellbeing Award. The 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 focus of the award is on changing the long-term culture of a school and embedding an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.
There are five stages in the WAS process and the school will be supported throughout in order to evidence best practice and to achieve the award:
- School self-evaluation
2. Preparation of an action plan
3. Implementation of actions and collecting evidence into a portfolio
4. Interim assessment and progress
5. Verification of achievement of the award
What are the 8 Objectives we are working towards?
The WAS has eight objectives which focus on areas of evaluation, development and celebration of the work of schools in promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and positive mental health. Each of these areas is further broken down into Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):
Objective 1: The school is committed to promoting and protecting positive 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 and mental health, which is communicated to all involved with the school.
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.
As part of our school Self Evaluation Process, we asked parents and carers to complete a survey in November 2020. Your thoughts and feedback are really important to us in informing our Action Plan so that we can provide the best possible service of mental health care and emotional support to all members of our school community. We really appreciate your support – thank you.