Longwood Primary in running for national award for wellbeing and mental health

Communities / Fri 13th Nov 2020 at 07:47am

LONGWOOD Primary in running for national award for wellbeing and mental health

Tonight, Longwood Primary Academy are in the running to win another national award for mental health and wellbeing.

Longwood has already been awarded with Happiest Primary School in the 2019 national happiness awards and ‘Primary Community of the Year’ by mental health charity Place2Be in the same year. The school is now also finalists for the Times Educational Supplement (TES) awards for focusing on the holistic wellbeing of children and staff.

Speaking to Mr Hollinsley (Executive Headteacher) on their recent shortlisting, he said ‘To be finalists for such a category, especially at a time in which wellbeing is high on the nation’s agenda, is a reflection of a culture and mentality of staff that go above and beyond for our children.’

With their new publication ‘Mind Body Soul’ recieving interest and plaudits from as north as Scotland to as south as Devon, the TES Employer of the Year, 2018, is certainly not stopping in leading the way in mental health.

Talking about the publication, James Hollinsley stated ‘We released the book for when schools went back after the initial covid lockdown in June. It was published for free to support all school and, still, any donations to the NHS are always welcome.’

The recent book, written by James Hollinsley and Longwood’s Deputy Headteacher Hannah Sandford, providing a blueprint to schools on NET’s approach to pupil and staff wellbeing, can be downloaded for free via John Catt publications at: johncattbookshop.com/mind-body-soul…

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