At Earlsfield Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our whole school community: our pupils, staff, governors, parents and carers.
We are pleased to hold the Wellbeing Award for Schools, administered by Award Place, in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau.
Everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.
Earlsfield is a school where all stakeholders are committed to promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing for all students, their families, members of staff and governors.
At Earlsfield, we are always trying to think of new ways to support children’s mental health and the worries they may have, whether it be using our Peer Listeners, ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant), nurture groups, Place2B, early help assessments (EHAs), liaising with parents/carers or simply providing time out for a child to speak to our Learning Mentor or a member of staff.
The process in achieving the award helped us further develop our work to champion positive wellbeing 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 Development Plan targets to ensure that effective practice and provision is embedded to promote the emotional health and wellbeing of the school community.
About the award
There are eight objectives to within the Wellbeing 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 wellbeing and mental health of both staff and pupils. Many of these are already in place. The award will enable us to develop these practices where necessary and help us to ensure that wellbeing 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, demonstrate our commitment to:
- Promoting mental health as part of everyday school life
- Improving the emotional wellbeing 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.
Supporting Emotional Wellbeing
How we support our children.
Wave 1: Universal Prevention
Wave 2 Targetted Identification
Wave 3 Specialist Intervention