Wellbeing Award

Grange is currently working towards achieving 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 our school and embedding an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.

The school has worked hard to create a safe and happy space where pupils are accepted in their entirety – a space where they are encouraged to be the best that they can be and achieve all that they can.

We accept that there will be difficulties from time to time and when this happens, our team are there to support our pupils and our families in every way we can – from tailored, one-to-one support for the individual, group work, bespoke talking sessions (Let’s Talk) to using our professional network of agencies that we work alongside.

On a day to day level, we have an open door policy, where parents are welcome to come and talk to teachers, senior leaders and the school’s Emotional, Behaviour Support Worker about any concerns that they have.

We welcome any feedback.

With this award, the school can demonstrate its commitment to:

  • Promoting mental health as part of everyday school life
  • Improving the emotional wellbeing of their staff and pupils
  • Ensuring mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided
  • Offering provision and interventions that matches the needs of its pupils and staff
  • Raising awareness of the importance of mental health awareness
  • Capturing the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issue

Principles behind the Award

There are four key principles driving the ideas and recommendations behind the award.

  1. Emotional well-being and mental health are a continuum. Related issues can range from positive attitudes and behaviour, through to experiences of emotional distress and mental disorder
  2. We already experience and manage emotional issues on a daily basis; the objective is to minimise the impact of such issues and maximise the effectiveness of any responses
  3. Emotional wellbeing covers a range of dimensions, such as resilience, character building, relationships and self-esteem, etc. Understanding both developmental and mental health awareness is critical
  4. Creating a positive school culture requires a whole-school approach that is led from the top while involving all in the school community

 

Grange Academy is a Unicef Gold Rights Respecting School and Gold Artsmark School. Ofsted rated ‘Good with outstanding leadership’ (July 2017).
Telephone: 01234 407100 – Fax: 01234 407110 – Office Email: grange@biltt.org