Well Being in School

Over the course of their education, children spend over 7,800 hours at school.  With such a huge amount of time spent in the classroom, schools provide an ideal environment for promoting good emotional wellbeing and identifying early behaviour changes and signs of mental distress. The social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives.  Emotional wellbeing is a clear indicator of academic achievement, success and satisfaction in later life. Evidence shows that mental health and wellbeing programmes in schools, can lead to significant improvements in children’s mental health, and social and emotional skills. Wellbeing provision in schools can also lead to reductions in classroom misbehaviour and bullying.

Oldham Council Support and Resources

The Oldham whole school and college approach to emotional health and mental wellbeing aims to promote social, emotional and mental wellbeing.

The framework offers practical guidance to schools and colleges to develop knowledge and skills to promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent minor problems from escalating into more serious long-term issues.

The document contains key actions that head teachers and college principles can take to embed the whole school approach to emotional health and mental wellbeing.  

The actions are based on the eight principles.

These are:

  • The school ethos and environment
  • Curriculum, teaching and learning
  • Student voice
  • Staff development, health and wellbeing
  • Identifying need and monitoring impact
  • Working with parents / carers
  • Targeted support

Please select from the documents below or click on the picture link to access Oldham Council Wellbeing page.

File icon: pdf Supporting Young Minds Through Tough Times [pdf 6MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing - Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing - Graduated Response [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Emotional Health and Mental Wellbeing - Self Assessment Check List [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Well Being at Glodwick

We are planning to develop a sensory garden in the school grounds. It will include areas for touch, smell, sight and hearing, which will be a lovely inspiring place for children to learn and enjoy. Children will use it for lessons and at play times. We also hope to run an after-school gardening club.

We have applied for additional funding from National Lottery and we have already received funding from Rolls Royce to develop our scientific learning using the sensory garden.

Planting will begin in the Spring.

Watch this space!