On July 24th, Glade Hill staff received confirmation that our school has achieved the local Health and Wellbeing Improvement Award in the priority area of Raising Aspiration.
We identified this area of need following the Children’s Wellbeing Survey in Nottingham City in 2016 conducted by the Children’s Society. Data from parents provided additional information about issues of self-esteem and low aspirations, particularly for girls, as well as evidence of a need to develop positive aspirations for future health choices and community involvement.
We took part in a ‘Free to be Me’ campaign which resulted in increased participation of pupils and parents in planned events and in the positive perception of community support. A greater variety of extra-curricular and residential opportunities are now offered including cultural and creative activities. This has resulted in increased participation including the more disadvantaged pupils and has led to raised self-esteem and confidence as pupils are more willing to try something new.
The school plans to continue targeted work on this area with our school learning mentor Mr Purcell. The new opportunities for pupil participation will also be maintained. The school is committed to a whole school approach to improving emotional resilience by continuing to develop the curriculum and staff CPD alongside work on Philosophy for Children.
This achievement of the Health and Wellbeing Award for Raising Aspiration will now be recorded and recognised locally as an example of good practice. Well done all at Glade Hill!