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Huyton school secures prestigious Wellbeing Award

by Jonathan Kearney

Sylvester Primary Academy in Huyton has been awarded the Wellbeing Award for Schools.

Assessors said wellbeing was an integral part of school life and expect the offer to go from strength to strength in future.

The school was praised for the level of wellbeing support available to pupils and staff alike.

Pupils have been given a strong voice at the school, which assessors say contributed greatly to the school’s overall provision.

Pupils value the way their views are taken into account. They recognise the hard work of the staff when supporting them with their wellbeing.  They discussed the clear links between physical activity and positive mental health.

Parents praised the “amazing” support they have received from the school throughout the pandemic and value how approachable members of staff at the school are.

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.

Ruth Harrison, Principal of Sylvester Primary Academy, said: “We are delighted to be successful in achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools. The Award reflects the hard work and commitment of our whole school community to mental health and wellbeing and gives pupils, staff, parents and governors the recognition that they deserve in this area.

“We will continue to embed our Wellbeing strategy by working to consolidate our areas for development.”

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.