At Moira, we understand the importance of creating a positive, supportive environment which places the emotional wellbeing of our community at the heart of everything we do. We are delighted to be accredited with the Well Being Award for Schools which echoes the ethos we deliver. They state:
Developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), the Wellbeing Award for Schools is intended to help schools prepare and equip themselves to promote emotional wellbeing and positive mental health across the whole-school community. NCB’s vision is an education system where good emotional wellbeing and mental health are at the heart of the culture and ethos of all schools, so that pupils, with the support of their teachers, can build confidence and flourish. Evidence shows us that wellbeing is of central importance to learning and attainment, with high levels of wellbeing associated with improved academic outcomes. Conversely, pupils who have mental health problems are more likely to have academic difficulties at school and experience social disadvantage later in adult life.
There are four key principles driving the ideas and recommendations behind the award: