Meet your Community Engagement Officer
Whole School Approach to Emotional and Mental Well-Being
A Well-Being Team was set up at the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year to help the school in its participation in an All-Wales pilot programme to improve well-being in schools.
The Well-Being Team are:
Mr O’Connell Ms Parsons Mrs Sydenham Mrs Hibbert and Carys Turner (Parent Governor)
IF YOU WOULD LIKE SOME ADVICE ABOUT GENERAL WELL-BEING PLEASE SEE ANY MEMBER OF THE TEAM.
Our Short Term Priorities:
- Our school can demonstrate how it ensures that all staff are actively engaged and involved in decisions that impact on school life.
- Our school can demonstrate how it supports staff in maintaining and improving their emotional and mental well-being, and has a network of support in place for staff who are experiencing emotional and mental well-being problems to enable them to access appropriate help and support.
- Our school has considered the skills and competencies required by staff in undertaking their role to support emotional and mental well-being in our school and has a process in place to ensure they are able to develop and maintain these.
- Our school provides easy access to a range of support services appropriate to individual needs both within and outside the school, and staff who undertake specific roles in relation to emotional and mental well-being have access to professional support and supervision appropriate to their role.
We have collected evidence, including pupil, parent and staff questionnaire feedback, and worked through a Self-Assessment Toolkit in order to identify key priorities for a Well-Being Action Plan for the short term and also a Strategic Plan for the next 2/3 years.
The Well-Being Team have worked through 8 sections on the Self Assessment Toolkit which covers these important areas of school life:
- Leadership and Commitment
- Understanding Emotional/Well-Being needs of staff and learners
- Involvement and Engagement – community involvement in the day to day life of the school
- Supporting the workforce – supporting staff to maintain their own well-being and effectively promote emotional and well-being in others
- Relationships-recognising the importance of relationships and connectedness in underpinning good emotional and mental well-being
- Help and Support Services – school recognising issues and accessing appropriate support
- School environment/facilities – the school environment promotes good emotional well-being
- Curriculum – teaching and learning strategies demonstrate a clear understanding of the importance of building strong foundations for good emotional and mental well-being