Wellbeing Award for Schools
West Kirby School and College is working towards the 'Wellbeing Award for Schools', developed in partnership with National Children's Bureau. We had our interim verification in June 2021.
What is the Wellbeing Award?
The award, in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, promotes positive emotional wellbeing and mental health for pupils, staff and parents. Read more here
Why is this award important to West Kirby School and College?
At West Kirby wellbeing and mental health are at the core of everything we do, so we are delighted to have the opportunity to evaluate what we do and recognise ways to improve the mental health and wellbeing of everyone in our school community.
The award focuses on 8 key objectives:
- The school is committed to promoting and protecting positive emotional wellbeing and mental health by achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools.
- 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.
- The school has a positive culture which regards emotional wellbeing and mental health as the responsibility of all.
- The school actively promotes staff emotional wellbeing and mental health.
- The school prioritises professional learning and staff development on emotional wellbeing and mental health.
- The school understands the different types of emotional and mental health needs across the school and has systems in place to respond appropriately.
- The school actively seeks the ongoing participation of the whole-school community in its approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health.
- The school works in partnership with other schools, agencies and available specialist services to support emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Please read here to see the impact achieving this award has had for other schools.
Also see our Wellbeing Policy and Strategy for Wellbeing attached below
Award Lead: Mrs Wilkinson, Deputy Head (Personal Development) and SENDCo
Wellbeing updates and news
22.06.21 - NHS organisations across Cheshire and Merseyside have teamed up with mental health charity Shout 85258 to provide a free 24-hour-a-day text messaging service.
Since the start of the pandemic, Trusts across Cheshire and Merseyside were at the forefront in recognising that restrictions would have an adverse effect on people’s mental health.
As part of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve access to mental health support, Trusts set-up 24/7 mental health crisis lines. These lines are there to ensure that people get the right level of support, at the right time, for their specific needs.
Further details can be found by following the link below:
New mental health text service launched following success of Cheshire and Merseyside’s 24/7 mental health crisis lines - Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership (cheshireandmerseysidepartnership.co.uk)