We are delighted to tell you that we have been successfully awarded the Wellbeing Award for Schools status. Here at Marlbrook Primary school, we value the health and wellbeing of all members of our school community and this award recognises all of the hard work that we do in relation to supporting our community with issues linked to mental health and wellbeing.
You can read our fantastic report on this link here: Wellbeing Award Report
The Wellbeing team have worked hard to embed the award’s core values and now we look to the future and all of the exciting projects that we will undertake to maintain this positive culture.
As part of our ongoing work we are excited to tell you all about a grant that we have been awarded from Hereford Council and how we have used the funds. (The funds are part of their Educational catch up scheme.)The money has been used to part fund a Summer house within the school grounds. This will create a quiet space that children can use in small groups and a garden around the building that will be looked after by the children. So far, the summer house has been built and the younger children have been using the area as a forest school area. In the near future, we are planning to grow lots of vegetables and we will keep you posted with lots of pictures of our progress. Watch this space for more news and keep up with how our garden grows.
Part of Wellbeing is making sure you take time for yourself and expressing who you are! The staff at Marlbrook Primary have been active in showing the children at school what this might look like. Mrs Hudson has put this short video together:
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Thank you so much taking the time to respond to our parent questionnaires, we really appreciate the feedback that you have given us. We have collated all of the numbers from your responses and we will now take time as a wellbeing team to evaluate your feedback. We intend to arrange an opportunity in the Autumn Tern, dependant on COVID restrictions, for you to come in and meet our student support team and hear more about what we can do for you and your children in terms of promoting positive wellbeing within our school.
As part of the Wellbeing award going forward, we have developed a strategy and your responses have given us lots of ideas for things to consider when looking at Wellbeing in our school community.
We have attached a summary of the wellbeing strategy that we have developed.