At Rockmount, we promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. Prioritising the wellbeing of children and staff ensures that outstanding teaching and learning can take place and that the school is a community where everyone feels able to achieve. We have demonstrated a huge commitment in embedding healthy lifestyle choices within our school curriculum. This has supported us in achieving the London Healthy Schools Gold Award and attaining Food Flagship status. We are also pleased to say that Rockmount has successfully achieved the Wellbeing Award for Schools.
Thank you to our whole school community for your support in helping us to achieve this great accomplishment. The award assessor was particularly impressed with the high importance placed on wellbeing and mental health which was visible throughout the school. Our wellbeing areas were particularly commented on, as each classroom demonstrated how pupils and staff have taken ownership and responsibility for wellbeing and mental health.
The Wellbeing Award Framework consists of eight objectives, each of which contains several Key Performance Indicators. The award focused on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place to promote the emotional wellbeing and mental health of the whole school community. Good provisions were already in place across the school and the award enabled us to extend our practice and ensure that wellbeing is embedded in the long-term culture of our school. It helped us to create an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.
With this award, we demonstrated our commitment to: