Wellbeing Award in Schools
Here at Castle Hill High School, we value the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental health (EWMH) of all our students and staff. To show our commitment to wellbeing across the whole school community, we signed up to the Wellbeing Award for Schools accreditation.
It is with great pleasure we can confirm that the Award was achieved on 29th June 2023, following our verification day presentation and interviews.
Congratulations on achieving the WAS award and it was impressive what the school has achieved. Thank you for your time and please also thank everyone else for giving me their perspective which really gives a rich picture of all the school does to support staff, pupils and parents. There is much to celebrate!
Details of the Award
The award, developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), 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, embedding an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.
Evidence shows that wellbeing is of central importance to learning and attainment, with high levels of wellbeing associated with improved academic outcomes.
Conversely, pupils who have mental health problems are more likely to have academic difficulties at school and experience social disadvantage later in adult life.
To achieve this vision, NCB advocates the use of a ‘whole-school approach’ where all aspects of the school experience are harnessed to promote the emotional wellbeing and mental health of pupils and staff.
It is an approach where emotional wellbeing and mental health is everybody’s business.
Analysis of Stakeholder responses
As part of the process in working to achieve the award, we have surveyed our Pupils, Parents and Staff both at the start of the process and towards the end of the process.
Click below to view the analysis of our stakeholder surveys: