Wellbeing Award Autumn Term Progress and Future Priorities

The progress has been divided into four categories, General, Students, Parents and Staff.

GENERAL

  • Evaluation stakeholder surveys to pupils, parents and staff.
  • Set up six Wellbeing Teams with team leaders to complete the different objectives.
  • Produced a Wellbeing Award promotional/information leaflet.

STUDENTS

  • Mental Health Awareness Day Day – Pop Up Café and Talk led by Year 11 peer listeners, mentors and Healthy Child Team (10 October 2018).
  • Year 11 Citizenship Day (15 November) – ‘What Next? Life After Year 11?’
  • Group of Year 9 students visited Vida Healthcare in Starbeck for a music afternoon (15 November).
  • Year 9 – Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing form time activities – pilot project
  • Key pastoral staff photo poster on all form noticeboards and in other key areas of the school.
  • Information about the work of The Attic on posters across school.
  • Brave Faces display board to reduce mental health stigma on languages corridor.
  • ‘What do I do if I need to talk?’ labels for all student planners signposting sources of help for all pupils.
  • E-Safety Information Sessions held for all students on 10 December led by Harrogate Police and Mr A Johnson (Head of Year 7).
  • Launch of Stakeholders Newsletters – Wellbeing Focus – monthly information for pupils encouraging more involvement in the WAS and launched the wellbeing logo competition.
  • New wellbeing books in the school library plus help from the school librarians of a suggested wellbeing reading list.
  • New links with Time to Change and looking at potential for future training support from this organisation.
  • New links with Harrogate Mesmac and LGBT groups with planned triaging for key pastoral staff and assemblies across all year groups.
  • Year 11 Citizenship Day – ‘Smart Choices and keeping safe’. ‘An Invisible Man’ theatre company performed YOLO – You Only Live Once and Stonewall School Champion – Jessica Lynn – came in to share her story.  (20 December).
  • Launched Confide, a confidential referral system for all students.
  • Time to talk week – w/c 4 February included lots of student participation to support wellbeing at school and in the wider community.

PARENTS

  • Healthy Child Team nurses attended Year 10 parents’ evening (20 November) and will attend future parent evenings for other year groups
  • Drugs Awareness Information Evening for Parents 0n 15 October co-ordinated by school, Harrogate Police and NYCC Prevention Service.
  • E-Safety Information Session for Parents on 10 December led by Harrogate Police and Mr A Johnson (Head of Year 7).
  • Launch of Stakeholders Newsletters – monthly information for parents/carers.

STAFF

  • Compass Buzz Level 2 Mental Health Training completed by Heads of Year and key pastoral staff on 24 and 25 October.
  • Staff Wellbeing afternoon on 7 January 2019
  • New Wellbeing noticeboard for staff.
  • New Wall of Gratitude for staff.
  • Wellbeing teaching staff meeting to gather views on current provision and future needs on 27 November. The same information to be shared with non teaching staff through team meetings.
  • Launch of Stakeholders Newsletters – Wellbeing Update – monthly information for staff.
  • Weekly Wellbeing Support Group for ITT and NQT teachers
  • Health Assured (Confidential Support Service) Information circulated to all staff.

What are our current priorities?

  • Launch pupils voice with assistance from sixth formers.
  • Identify and train pupil and staff wellbeing champions.
  • More signposting information for pupils, staff and parents.
  • Further wellbeing information on the School website.
  • Examine some of the longer term and fundamental changes to improve staff wellbeing.
  • Visit other schools to see what they are doing.
  • Wellbeing Mini’s and Toolkits – five key areas of mental health – 15 minute taster sessions for students to attend on a voluntary basis.
  • More anti stigma and signposting displays around school.
  • Launch Wellbeing Angels.
  • Wellbeing Assemblies.
  • Parents Information evenings.
  • Provide badges with the wellbeing logo on to identify staff and students Wellbeing Champions.
  • Mental Health 1st aid Course for staff.
  • Y10 Mental Health Carousel Day – Wednesday 19 June.