Wellbeing Award Plan for 2019-20
Maintain a clear and visible commitment to mental health and emotional wellbeing work across the school community
Core change team to meet each half term to lead wellbeing work and monitor progress.
Issue ‘Wellbeing News’ to students, staff and parents three times per year.
Keep website up to date and add new information as appropriate.
Refine and formalise feedback mechanisms with all our stakeholders.
SLT to review SIP to ensure risks are accounted for and appropriate support put in place.
Use agreed SLT outcomes to evaluate the effectiveness of the different strands of our wellbeing work
SLT will make sure all relevant policies continue to connect to our work on wellbeing.
Keep identifying relevant risks in school and within our local community which can impact on the wellbeing of our students and staff.
Have a clear communication procedure for informing staff and students of new strategic objectives/work taking place
Continue to prioritise the normalisation of mental health, break down more barriers and try to fully remove stigma around mental health.
Keep signposting information and support relevant to the needs of our students and staff.
Appoint and train a Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Lead for Sixth Form.
Fully and effectively implement CPOMS across the school.
Review the Wellsprings provision to ensure effective utilisation and possibilities for extension of service
Continue to build effective working relationships with external organisations including new ones such as Mind, Barnardos, CALM and The Ostrich Foundation
Promote work of Wellsprings and tailor services available in school to meet needs of students and staff.
Continue to participate in local strategic groups, e.g. Multi Agency Child Exploitation group.
Host a wellbeing event for other schools to share best practice in relation to wellbeing issues.
Specialist speakers (mental health issues) in assembly each term.
More talks about LGBTQ issues – develop links with Barnardos.
LGBTQ lunchtime marketplace stall – 5 November 2019
Wellsprings Outreach work via half termly lunchtime Marketplace
Year 10 Wellbeing Day – 14 November 2019.
Child Mental Health Week – 3 – 9 February 2020.
Wellbeing Marketplace of local voluntary organisations – March 2020.
Respond to need for more male mental health support develop links with CALM and The Ostrich Foundation
More quiet spots around the school – have a classroom as ‘a welcome space’ for students
Repeat same approach to sports day in July 2020.
More statistical analysis of student support referrals to look for trends/key new areas of concern.
Pastoral Team to use Compass Buzz Framework for assessing students needs.
More formal reviews of what is/is not working in terms of support and interventions.
Comprehensive provision mapping for SEN students
Extend the work of our Wellbeing Champions and support them to carry out the activities they have identified for this year including:
– Displays and wellbeing posters
– Fundraising events for mental health charities (bake sale, non uniform day)
– Wellbeing competitions
– Champions have own place on school website
– Meeters and greeters at wellbeing events with parents.
Continue to support and extend the range of staff wellbeing initiatives
Staff Wellbeing Committee meetings – push the boundaries to make further improvements
Implement Action Plan from Staff Wellbeing Accelerator Survey.
Staff room – 60 Minute Makeover – 7 November 2019
Staff Retreat – 20 subsidised places – December 2019
Staff wellbeing afternoon – Training day January 2020.
Staff survey twice per year to gauge job satisfaction, view of progress and ideas for further work.
Staff wellbeing will continue to be a standing SLT agenda item on a monthly basis.
Compass Buzz Level 1 training for staff who have not yet completed this.
Cascade Youth MHFA training across staff team and investigate MHFA training with other local providers, eg The Ostrich Foundation.
Implement and review the new performance management process for all staff
Implementation of recommendations from Health, Safety and Welfare Committee
Host a wellbeing parent information evening each term. Use survey monkey to evaluate these and inform future events.
Engage with parents to secure their feedback and listen to their views of what they want in terms of wellbeing. Use Sixth Form Ambassadors and Student Wellbeing Champions as ‘meeters and greeters’ at parent events and collect, and use, feedback data. Consider Governors helpdesk at parents evening.
Share information about wellbeing best practice – on the Website and in Wellbeing Newsletters
Adhere to the Communication Policy in terms of contact with parents/carers