Dagenham primary school receives mental health award
- Credit: Angharad Carrick
A Dagenham primary school has been recognised for its work in promoting mental health and wellbeing.
Leys Primary School is the first primary school in the borough to achieve the wellbeing award for schools.
The Leys Avenue school began its effort in November 2017 and it was a process in which both staff and pupils were involved.
Wellbeing champions were appointed to give pupils a voice and parents were regularly asked for their opinions.
Pam Gough, co-leader of the award in school, said: "It's important to include families and support them."
You may also want to watch:
Ann Rogers, assistant headteacher and co-lead of the award, added: "Things have got so hectic in schools it's important for the staff to have time to spend together."
The work towards the award, granted by Optimus Education, was funded entirely by the Virtual School organisation.
- 1 Man stabbed in front of son, 12, in 'unprovoked, violent' attack in Barking
- 2 Election 2021: Live updates for GLA seat and Thames by-election
- 3 Jailed: Man whose drunken knife attack left one dead and woman injured at Dagenham dinner party
- 4 Appeal to help find missing girl who may be in Dagenham, Ilford or Stratford
- 5 Chadwell Heath woman fined after not reporting Iron Age coin find
- 6 Barking shisha bar was wrongly shut down for Covid breaches, owner claims
- 7 Guilty: 'Depraved' rapist who targeted and robbed lone women at night
- 8 12 countries announced on travel green list from May 17
- 9 Meet the candidates battling for votes in the Thames ward by-election
- 10 Man shot in the face in Dagenham
Ann said: "It's about sowing the seeds and making little changes."