SAS and The Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University are pleased to announce their partnership to provide thousands of schools across the country with an accredited mental health and wellbeing governor e-module and the School Wellbeing Award. SAS are sponsoring the initial cost of the governor e-module and wellbeing award for SAS staff absence insurance customers.
Creating lead governor roles and assigning them to individual members of a governing body is an effective way to ensure governance remains strategic and focused on key issues. The development of a Mental Health and Wellbeing Governance Lead will demonstrate your governing boards commitment to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of both staff and pupils across the whole organisation. The creation of the role also emphasises the importance of establishing robust mental health in schools, providing equal opportunities, building resilience and developing support strategies and tools.
The School Wellbeing Award helps improve resilience, emotional intelligence, mental health and wellbeing for all members of your school community. This award takes a community approach to mental health providing a framework to evidence policies and initiatives that work towards improving mental health and wellbeing for both staff and pupils within the wider school community.The School Wellbeing Award was established in 2017 by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools – part of Leeds Beckett University – and social enterprise Minds Ahead. Over 800 schools nationally and internationally are working towards the School Mental Health Award. 9 Multi Academy Trusts have invested in all of their schools working towards the Award along with two Local Authorities full complement of schools. The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools aims to strengthen pupils’ mental health by supporting schools to make a positive change at all levels of the UK’s education system, improving students’ outcomes and life chances.
‘We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Schools Advisory Service and look forward to working with SAS membership schools in working towards and achieving the School Mental Health Award and supporting schools and trusts in having a Carnegie Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead Governor on their boards.’ – Professor Damien Page, Dean – Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University.
‘We are pleased to support our clients with two fantastic services new to our policies that will help schools to demonstrate their dedication to implementing an enhanced and comprehensive wellbeing culture within their school communities. The Carnegie School of Education accredited governor e-module and wellbeing award helps demonstrate a school’s dedication to making improvements to the mental and physical health of staff and pupils alike, while exhibiting that leadership within the school is invested in taking a proactive approach to the wellbeing of the whole school community.” – John Brady, SAS Director.
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