Our Wellbeing Award Achievement March 2020
At Market Drayton Infant and Nursery School, Wellbeing is an area of focus and we have worked on and achieve an award with Optimus Education. This has enabled us to ensure effective practise and provision is in place that promotes wellbeing and mental health for children, staff and families. We have consulted with all stakeholders on a regular basis and all responses and suggestions were carefully considered to help us identify how we could further improve practise at school to benefit all. We produced weekly newsletters to keep the school community aware of the award developments.
In the Reception/Office area of the school there is a suggestion box for all children and adults to freely give their ideas about ways we could further improve the Wellbeing work. Please use this to give us your views/ideas.
At Market Drayton Infant and Nursery School we are full committed to promoting and protecting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our school community and have adopted a whole school approach that includes pupils, parents and staff. Through encouraging all our stakeholders to talk openly, we have developed a positive approach to protecting and promoting emotional wellbeing and mental health and understand that it is the responsibility of everyone in our school. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable pupils. In addition to promoting positive mental wellbeing, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health.
Implementation - How Do We Deliver the Mental Health and Wellbeing Curriculum?
Our curriculum teaches:
A clear breadth of topics that will be covered.
This will look very different across the school and as the children move on to the Junior School. Each term there is a day dedicated to learning and understanding about Mental Health and Wellbeing. Children and adults across the school take part in a Wellbeing Day.
In school we have nominated several Wellbeing Champions who have the responsibility of supporting others in their area of expertise. This could be daily mile champions, pupil voice, nature, gardening, mindfulness and many more.... Our Champions can be recognised in school because they will be wearing a badge with the logo below. This was designed in a competition held by School Council.
5 Ways to Wellbeing
We use a character called CLANG and focus on the Five Ways to Wellbeing as our guidance. There is a wide and rich set of experiences which help to develop a pupils’ character. We have Wellbeing Champions in our school who help to promote areas of Wellbeing and have a poster in our classrooms of this to remind us. Pupils and staff actively support the wellbeing of other pupils and have positive attitudes in all aspects of schooling.
Our School Council designed a badge for Wellbeing Champions to wear. It looks like this...
Pupil Voice and Learning