Wicklea’s Vision statement
At Wicklea, we understand how positive wellbeing can affect our development and resilience. We understand how the wellbeing of others around us can be influenced by us and influence us. We understand that wellbeing is a fluid feeling and we all journey through periods of positive and negative mental health.
Because of this, we understand that, in order to promote best outcomes for the children, parents and staff that are engaged in Wicklea, we want to work towards the promotion of wellness of all the members in our school community.
Using information gathered through the school evaluation form, stakeholder evaluation form, provision and risk factors, Wicklea Academy shall be promoting positive wellbeing through the following areas.
Developing wellbeing during the school holiday
- Easily accessed activities (free, local)
- Access to free lunch schemes to support financially
Build the parent community within the school through the use of after school play-alongs
Developing parents’ ability to promote positive wellbeing amongst themselves and their children.
- Provide first-hand information and support to parents
- Provide information and signposting to promote wellbeing.
- Provide training and key skills to promote wellbeing.
Develop understanding and awareness around wellbeing, acceptance of mental ill-health and of positive strategies to improve mental wellbeing.
- School assemblies
- Develop PSHE lessons
Promote a culture of positive wellbeing within the school.
- Teaching wellbeing strategies
- Promoting positive attitudes within the school
Develop and improve the wellbeing of students transitioning into year 3 and from year 6
Develop a strong community within the school staff team.
- Creating a staff social team
- Breakfast or lunch clubs
Promote the wellbeing of staff within their jobs
- ‘Fun’ appreciation activities such as ‘you’ve been mugged’
- Look into yoga or alternative therapies before, during or after school
- Adapting teaching appraisal and look into performing ‘wellbeing checks’
Build awareness around mental health.
- Training for staff’s own mental health
- Training to support staff and children’s mental wellbeing.
What is well-being?
Psychological wellbeing is often viewed as having two sides.
- Subjective well-being (how people experience their own well-being)
- Positive emotions
- Self-acceptance (positive attitudes towards themselves)
- Environmental mastery (how the person feels in charge of their daily life and the activities they take part in)
- Positive relationships (building meaningful relationships that include reciprocal empathy, intimacy and affection)
- Personal growth (an understanding that we continue to develop through challenge and being able to identify areas of improvement for them over time)
- Purpose in life (having a ‘goal’ that gives meaning to life)
- Autonomy (able to regulate their own behaviour independent of social pressures)
Although happiness obviously leads to a positive wellbeing, meaningfulness and vitality also have a significant effect.
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