Boundary Primary School has been awarded the Wellbeing Award, highlighting the excellent pastoral care offered to their pupils. The award focuses on ensuring that effective practices and provisions are in place to support and promote emotional wellbeing and mental health. The aim is to change the long-term culture of schools and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.
'Caring, helpful, resilient, confident, safe, supportive, friendly, trusting, happy, proud, fun and enjoyment were key descriptions given in the interviews, and these are core to the positive, empathetic and nurting culture of the school'
What are the 8 Objectives we achieved?
The WAS has 8 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
'A real sense of belonging and a strong team approach was evident, demonstrating the schools ability to work effectively as a team'