Well-being is given the highest priority at Westfield. Everyone is at their best when they feel well, in mind, body and spirit.
At Westfield, we aim to promote positive mental health and well-being for every member of our staff and pupil body. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable pupils. Well-being is at the heart of the school’s priorities and focus (SDP priority 4).
In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health. By developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health policies and procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for students affected both directly and indirectly by mental ill health.
To support and further enhance the school’s work on well-being and mental health the school undertook a fifteen-month project leading to the achievement of the National Well-Being Award for Schools (awarded February 2020). This award reflects the high value the school places on staff and pupil well-being.