Wellbeing Award

Wellbeing Award

We are pleased to announce that Abbott Community Primary School has signed up for to the Wellbeing Award for Schools, administered by Award Place, in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau. 

We have signed up to this award to further develop our work to promote positive wellbeing and mental health for the whole school community and gain accreditation for the work we have already done. It also allows us to identify any areas that we can work towards as one community. 

About the award

There are eight objectives to achieve within the Wellbeing Award Framework, containing several Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) set out within each. The award focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of both staff and pupils. Many of these are already in place. The award will enable us to develop these practices where necessary and help us to ensure that wellbeing is embedded in the long-term culture of our school. It will help us to create an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.

With this award, we will demonstrate our commitment to:

  • Promoting mental health as part of every day school life

  • Improving the emotional wellbeing of our staff and pupils

  • Ensuring mental health problems are identified early and appropriate support provided

  • Offering provision and interventions that matches the needs of our pupils and staff

  • Promoting the importance of mental health awareness

  • Capturing the views of parents, pupils and teachers on mental health issues


Get involved

There are a number of ways you can contribute to helping us achieve this award, including taking part in a parent questionnaire and volunteering your time with our Change Team. 


About the National Children's Bureau

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) is a leading children’s charity that for over 50 years has been improving the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable.

Working with children, and for children, NCB strives to reduce the devastating impact of inequalities by:

  • being a strong independent advocate for children and young people

  • ensuring that government policies and legislation have a positive impact on their lives

  • being a voice for practitioners and supporting them to deliver the very best outcomes for children and young people

  • bringing together groups and organisations, to achieve more by working in partnership

  • involving children and young people so they are able to make a difference to their lives

  • providing the evidence from research, analysis and practice to make the case for change.

Some of their achievements include: founding the Council for Disabled Children (CDC), launched the Childhood Bereavement Network, successfully campaigned for the new national curriculum to embed financial education in both mathematics and citizenship education, so children can be taught the basic skills of how to manage money.