Following Woodlands’ continued efforts to prioritise Wellbeing across school, we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded certification by Optimus Education for achieving a high national standard for pupil and staff positive mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The award recognises the work that we have done, so far, to support emotional wellbeing and positive mental health in our school community and provides a sound basis for our plans for further development. It has been a long and demanding process, but one which has allowed us to reflect carefully on all aspects of our pastoral care and to think creatively and strategically about what comes next. The award required us to look at the School’s vision and structures, to consider how we support the whole community in promoting positive mental health, and to ensure that we have a clear plan to continue doing so over the coming years.

Thank you to all members of our school community who have contributed to this success, by completing the stakeholder evaluation questionnaires, meeting with the verification assessor and sharing our school vision; all which ultimately benefit our fantastic pupils, staff and whole school community.