The Bulmershe School is committed to providing a healthy and caring environment that promotes and supports positive mental health for our whole community; students, staff and parents.
Positive mental health is vital to what we do at Bulmershe; it underpins the crucial work carried out to support students and their families. By considering student and staff wellbeing in all aspects of school life, a positive, healthy environment can be created that improves student engagement, performance and achievement which in turn gives everyone an opportunity to develop and achieve their full potential.
Over the next year we will be working incredibly hard to achieve the ‘Wellbeing Award for Schools’. This award was developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) and focuses on changing the long-term culture of a school and embedding an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all. Evidence shows us that wellbeing is of central importance to learning and attainment, with high levels of wellbeing, being associated directly with improved academic outcomes. This whole-school award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of both students and staff.
The award focuses on highlighting the strengths that are already in place, and then on ensuring the long-term culture of a school, continues to develop and embed an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of everyone.
By working towards this award, Bulmershe can:
- Show their commitment to promoting mental health as part of regular school life
- Improve the emotional wellbeing of our school community
- Ensure mental health problems are identified early and effective support provided
- Offer provision and interventions that matches the needs of our school community
- Engage the whole-school community in the importance of mental health awareness
- Obtain the views of parents, students and staff on mental health
The Bulmershe School will work closely with the whole of the school community to support positive mental health and wellbeing for all – students, staff, parents and families. We have a section on our website dedicate to mental health, upon which we will soon be adding a toolkit of resources for parents and students.
Should you have any questions in regards to this award, please do get in touch and we shall look forward to updating you with our progress.