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Bethany delighted to retain Wellbeing Award for Schools

We are delighted to announce that Bethany School has received reaccreditation of the Wellbeing Award for Schools, highlighting the excellent pastoral care offered to pupils and staff at the School.

The National Children’s Bureau and Optimum Education oversee the accreditation of the Wellbeing Award for Schools. The Award recognises the schools which have a positive approach to mental health and wellbeing of the pupils, staff and other stakeholders.

Bethany was proud to have achieved the award in 2019 and was due to be reaccredited in 2022. Covid delayed this by a year but last week we received our reaccreditation allowing us to maintain the award until 2026.

The process involves a wide range factors across the school and took into account the questionnaires completed by pupils, parents and staff. Interviews were held with pupils, staff, parents, a governor and the Headmaster and we would like to thank all those involved for sharing their experiences.

In the report commentary the inspector reported on “the strong relationship between all members of the school’s community”. Pupils were seen to be “proud of their school and the wide range of support and opportunities available to them”. In summary the report identifies that “the wellbeing of the students is at the heart of everything the school does”.

Deputy Head Pastoral, Mr Sturrock, said: “Mental health and wellbeing is so important in our ever-changing world. Bethany School can provide a platform that helps our pupils and staff to feel supported and listened to, and this helps to increase the awareness of mental health as part of school life. The reaccreditation of this award demonstrates clearly the high level of support for our children and young people”.

In gaining the reaccreditation of the award, Bethany School is demonstrating the commitment to:

We are already formulating our next steps in further enhancing our provision and improving on our current positive outcomes.