The Leys School has been awarded the Healthy Young Minds in Herts kitemark. This accreditation is designed to support schools to develop their own whole-school approach to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing. For a school to be awarded with the Healthy Young Minds in Herts kitemark they need to demonstrate reflective practice with clear actions on how to develop their good practice and have a clear plan about how to address any gaps. Within the school’s plan we had to demonstrate how we manage mental health and wellbeing in 11 key areas, including identifying, targeting and supporting children with needs. The evidence was reviewed and discussed in a multi-agency panel with representatives from Public Health, Public Health Nursing Service, School representatives, Educational Psychologists, Herts for Learning and Strategic Leads for Mental Health in schools.
The feedback given included the comments:
The Leys' Curriculum was amazing.
The evidence provided illustrated ourstrength and commitment to mental health.
We are proactive in addressing mental healthin our school community.
The kitemark accreditation is one step in a process and an on-going developmental journey to support awareness and the wellbeing and mental health of all in our community.