The Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS)

As you may know already, Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy is working towards achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools.

What is the Wellbeing Award for Schools?

The WAS is a national award that looks at how well we promote the emotional wellbeing and mental health across the whole school community, including pupils, parents and staff.  As part of the award, we are currently looking for the views of parents/carers regarding emotional wellbeing.

What is emotional wellbeing and mental health?

‘Emotional wellbeing describes your mental state - how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. Emotional wellbeing is essential for us to function and be happy. Mental health is defined as a 'state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential’

Mind, 2018

With Good Mental Health…

Your child will…

  • build up resilience with confidence and self-esteem
  • be able to express a range of emotions and talk about them freely
  • have ambitions to achieve and succeed
  • build and maintain good relationships with others
  • feel included and engaged with the world around them
  • cope with the challenges of daily life in a respectful manner

Why work towards this award?

Evidence shows that positive mental health is of central importance to learning and attainment and it is part of our school ethos to support the wellbeing of pupils, parents and staff. Those with positive mental health are able to achieve their improved academic outcomes and continue to thrive throughout their adult life.

What can parents do to help?

As part of the award, we are currently looking for the views of parents/carers regarding emotional wellbeing. Please click on the link below to complete a short questionnaire to give us your thoughts

In order to ensure that we improve the support we offer, we want to understand how well we are currently supporting the emotional wellbeing of our students. For this reason, we are asking parents and students at our school to complete an anonymous survey.

As parents, you will find the Parent Link for the survey at

What will happen with the information that I provide?

The information from the survey will help our school to improve its work in providing better provision for our pupils’ personal development and wellbeing All information collected is anonymous and will be kept confidential.

What we need parents/carers to do

We hope that you have found this information useful and that you will be happy to take part in this survey.