Health Schools Accreditation
We are proud to announce that we have achieved the Stockton on Tees Borough Council Healthy Schools Accreditation
To gain the award we had to evidence our practice in improving both the physical and mental health student and staff.
In particular the following areas were identified as examples of exceptional practice: Commitment to social and emotional wellbeing: in particular, the level of support available to the pupils via counselling/therapeutic interventions. The dedicated therapy room is clearly a respected space, and the offer of counselling is bespoke to the needs of the pupils in the school.
Outdoor education curriculum offer: the school clearly embeds wider learning into the curriculum via their COPE (CASTLE Outdoor Programme of Education) which has a specific focus on the development of the whole child. It is in equal parts a programme which is based on health and wellbeing, and education; and is highly valued by the pupils.
Relationship building between staff and pupils: there is clear support by senior leadership for staff CPD, and staff are listened to and respected. Equally, relationships between staff and pupils are strong – staff know and understand each individual pupil very well; staff evidently believe in, and advocate for, their pupils.