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Evelyn Community Primary School secure the Wellbeing Award

by Jonathan Kearney

Evelyn Community Primary School in Prescot has been awarded the prestigious Wellbeing Award.

The school was recognised as outstanding in embedding mental health and emotional wellbeing throughout the school community.

Evelyn Primary’s Wellbeing report said it was a “magical” school with a shared sense of family.

The school was praised for its ‘open door policy’, where the needs of pupils, staff and parents are listened to. The assessment report said Evelyn Primary School has achieved a shared sense of family where children, families and staff are confident to ask for support.

Despite the challenges that COVID19 has presented, the school has still successfully worked through and completed the framework developed by the National Children’s Bureau to be awarded the Wellbeing Award.

The Wellbeing Award is a nationally recognised programme and supported by charities such as the Anna Freud Centre, Young Minds, Heads Together and the Time to Change mental health campaign.

To secure the Wellbeing Award, the school demonstrated their commitment to:
• Promoting mental health as part of every day school life.
• Improving the emotional wellbeing of their staff and pupils.
• Ensuring mental health problems are identified early and providing appropriate support.
• Offering support that matches the needs of pupils and staff.
• Raising awareness of how important mental health is.
• Asking parents, pupils and teachers for their opinions on mental health issues.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “Evelyn Community Primary School has not only achieved a prestigious national award but have been recognised as outstanding in the process. They are ensuring emotional wellbeing and mental health is embedded throughout the school and at the heart of pupil’s development. Well done to everyone involved.”