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Highlees Primary School

Primary School

Bringing out the Best

Wellbeing Award For Schools

Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS)

KPI 1.2 Statement of Commitment

After discussion with the representatives of those responsible for governance within The
Elliot Foundation Academies Trust and the senior leadership team, Highlees Primary School
is committed to working towards the Wellbeing Award for Schools. They will ensure that
wellbeing and mental health sit at the heart of the school community and in doing so will:

  • create a clear strategy that promotes and protects wellbeing and mental health for


  • encourage collaboration with the whole school community, championing wellbeing

and mental health as the responsibility of all

  • create and embed supportive, reflective networks which 'live' our TEFAT values and

facilitate positive change for wellbeing and mental health

  • train staff to equip them to support pupil wellbeing and mental health effectively

Sharon Edwards, Family Support Worker and Learning Mentor will be the Wellbeing Award
for Schools coordinator and will work collaboratively with an identified Change Team within
the school/s. It is recognised that the co-ordinator and members of the change team will
need to be supported to fulfil this important work, including ensuring they have sufficient
capacity and resources to do so.


What is Wellbeing?

Wellbeing encompasses all different areas of health: physical, mental and emotional. It's important to look after all of these areas in order to maintain a healthy wellbeing overall. Wellbeing is also defined as the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. More generally, wellbeing is just feeling well. Mental wellbeing doesn't have one set meaning; we might use it to talk about how we feel, how well we're coping with daily life or what feels possible at the moment. 

Children's wellbeing is a combination of their physical, mental, emotional and social health. These elements all contribute to their overall wellbeing, and it's important for parents, carers and educators to encourage a positive wellbeing feeling in our children from an early age. Because a range of different elements contribute to children's wellbeing, there are also lots of ways that we can help support their wellbeing. Being a good role model for them and teaching them to improve their wellbeing are some of the most effective ways to help create a positive attitude towards mental health and wellbeing in your child.

For more information on wellbeing please follow this link.



Calming Techniques to try at Home.

Jigsaw - Calm me at Home - Relaxation

Listen to the recording to help regulate your breathing and clam your mind.