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Wellbeing Award for Schools

At Higham Ferrers Junior School we are committed to promoting and protecting positive emotional wellbeing and mental health.

In partnership with Optimus Education, we are working towards gaining the nationally recognised Wellbeing Award for Schools. The award focuses on promoting the emotional wellbeing of both staff and pupils. 

We aim to:

  • Promote mental health as part of everyday school life

  • Improve the emotional wellbeing of staff and pupils

  • Identify mental health problems early and offer appropriate support

  • Ensuring people know the importance of mental health awareness

  • Include opinions and suggestions from parents, pupils and staff​


We believe that feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall health of an individual, enabling them to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what they want out of life.

Currently within school, we promote and explore mental health and wellbeing through SMSC (social, moral, spiritual and cultural) lessons, P4C (philosophy for children), mindfulness sessions, Building Learning Power sessions, Tuesday Newsday, assemblies, wellbeing calendars, workshop/assembly from ‘The Happy Child Agency,’ charity and Mental Health awareness days. We also have a learning mentor and family support worker who support and provide guidance sessions and activities for children.

Thank you to everyone for taking part in our healthy eating week this year, I hope you found the information useful.

The Wellbeing Warriors went to the Infant School to share some of the wonderful work the children had created, including posters, bar chart, packed lunch ideas and zig-zag books.


These are some websites that provide some healthy eating ideas, including packed lunches.

Recipes - PhunkyFoods


Love your lunchbox.indd (


Lunchbox ideas and recipes – Healthier Families - NHS (

To Be The Best You Can Be

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