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Wellbeing Award for Schools

Chalkwell Hall Infants is working towards the Wellbeing Award for Schools. The award process, provided by Optimus Education, recognises a school's efforts to promote and protect positive emotional wellbeing and mental health education and support.  The award process, developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), provides a rigorous framework for implementing a range of strategies to bring about positive change for the wellbeing and mental health of the whole school community. 


Here at Chalkwell Hall Infants, there is a team working towards the Wellbeing Award for School. This team is known as The Change Team and it is made up of staff, parents and school Governors. The Change Team meets half termly to discuss how Health and Wellbeing is being promoted and protected in school. The Change Team members are -


Sarah Clements - Headteacher - Pastoral and Safeguarding Team

Shelley Cooper - Admissions and Attendance Officer - Pastoral and Safeguarding - Senior Mental Health Lead 

Luisa Crombie - Class Teacher and WAS Co-ordinator

Trudy Dove - Staff Representative 

Alex Handley - Parent Governor

Danielle Maynard - Year 1 Lead and Mental Health First Aider

Joanne Milbank - Chair, Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Eleanor Sorrell - Parent Representative


Chalkwell Hall Infants has a clear Vision and Strategy for promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

During the spring term, pupils, parents and staff were invited to comment on the

emotional wellbeing and mental health provision within the school. The Change Team analysed the responses to inform the Action Plan that targets specific areas for improvement and identifies the steps needed to achieve the key performance indicators required to achieve the award. The Change Team has been established to help drive through these actions across the school. 


The aim of the Wellbeing Award for Schools is to change the long-term culture of schools, embedding an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.