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Wellbeing Award

‘Nothing about me, without me’

‘Emotional wellbeing describes your mental state - how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. Emotional wellbeing is essential for us to function and be happy. Mental health is defined as a 'state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential’


Mind, 2018

We value the importance of wellbeing at Southglade and within the community. 


As a school we have taken part in the wellbeing award through Award Place which is a focus to drive wellbeing in school for our pupils, staff but also for our commuinty and parents.  

We place great emphasis on the welfare of our school community and provide support, information and guidance to help everyone at our school feel happy. We also celebrate the diverse and inclusive nature of our school community and recognise the faiths, beliefs and needs held by all.


What we believe Mental Health and Wellbeing looks at Southglade

  • Southglade Primary School is responsive and flexible to everybody’s needs.
  • We feel safe and are able to express how we feel without feeling judged.
  • We acknowledge that a ‘voice’ comes in many forms, not just spoken and we seek to understand each other.
  • We are able to seek help, receive and use strategies when feeling and dealing with difficult emotions.
  • We know there is a spectrum of emotions and mental health, and that this can change at different times and situations.
  • We acknowledge that mental health and wellbeing is a shared experience

The WAS is a national award that looks at how well we promote the emotional wellbeing and mental health across the whole school community, including pupils, parents and staff.  As part of the award, we are currently looking for the views of parents/carers regarding emotional wellbeing.


Why are we working towards the Wellbeing Award

for Schools?

  • We have a passion to make a difference.
  • We are aiming to increase awareness of mental health and wellbeing, embedding a culture of resilience, acceptance and understanding.
  • We are creating a shared vision of collective responsibility for mental health – one that enriches our own lives as well as those around us.
  • Knowing that contributing helps ensure all voices are felt heard, however it is expressed or communicated.
  • To have a platform that keeps developing and refining tools of communication and accountability for our community’s mental health and wellbeing.


Evidence shows that positive mental health is of central importance to learning and attainment and it is part of our school ethos to support the wellbeing of pupils, parents and staff. Those with positive mental health are able to achieve their improved academic outcomes and continue to thrive throughout their adult life.

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


Emotional wellbeing and mental health are a continuum. Related issues can range from positive attitudes and behaviour, through to experiences of emotional distress and mental disorder.
Schools 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.
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.
 Creating a positive school culture requires a whole-school approach that is led from the top while involving all in the school community 

Through the Award you child will...

  • build up resilience with confidence and self-esteem
  • be able to express a range of emotions and talk about them freely
  • have ambitions to achieve and succeed
  • build and maintain good relationships with others
  • feel included and engaged with the world around them
  • cope with the challenges of daily life in a respectful manner

Parent support you can offer Southglade 


As part of the award, we are currently looking for the views of parents/carers regarding emotional wellbeing.


In order to ensure that we improve the support we offer, we want to understand how well we are currently supporting the emotional wellbeing of our students. For this reason, we are asking parents and students at our school to complete an anonymous survey.



The information from the survey will help our school to improve its work in providing better provision for our pupils’ personal development and wellbeing All information collected is anonymous and will be kept confidential.

Mental Health and Well-being are increasingly a central consideration within the school and within the wider community. We have a number of different processes to help students who feel that they may need to talk to someone about their mental health or get the support for someone they are concerned about.


  • If you have a concern about your child, another child or even yourself, you can always speak to a member of staff, our family support worker or a member of the DSL team who can offer advice and direct you to appropriate support
  • Worry Boxes with our worry monsters – pupils can post a note with their name. These are emptied 2-3 times a week and any information inside is followed up by a DSL or Learning Mentor
  • Pupils can self refer by coming to the well-being drop in sessions every half term my Mrs McCarthy (learning mentor)
  • Pupils can also approach any member of staff that they feel confident with, with any concerns.