From September Farne will be working towards achieving a Wellbeing Award this has been developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) and Optimus Education.
The award intendeds to help schools prepare and equip themselves to promote emotional wellbeing and positive mental health across the whole-school community. This will focus on our education system, good emotional wellbeing with the aim for mental health to be at the heart of the culture and ethos of Farne.
Within Farne we strive to ensure pupils, with the support of their teachers, can build confidence and flourish, this in turn will improved academic outcomes. This is a whole school approach, ensure we all fully committed promoting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of pupils and staff.
At Farne we recognise the impact of the recent COVID-related restrictions on the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children, their families and school staff. Bereavement, social isolation, the loss of opportunities for staff to spot emerging needs in pupils, the suspension of school-based services and the reluctance of children, families and staff to seek medical help during lockdown have all contributed to both acute and longer term challenges to emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Farne is currently working towards the reassessment of the SENDIA Award. This will evaluate how effective SEND and inclusive practices are within our school.
If you would like to know more about it or be part of our reassessment please contact Mrs. Thompson (SENDCo).