Congratulations on completing your Emotionally Friendly Schools Bronze Award; you should be very proud of this fantastic achievement. You are only the 10th school in Wigan to achieve this award. It is also worth noting that yours was one of the strongest initial applications we have received, with only one piece of further evidence requested for the second panel.
We acknowledge that a lot of time and care goes into gathering electronic evidence as to how you promote and support emotional wellbeing in school. We also appreciate the time it takes to prepare for and deliver the school visit, which clearly highlighted all of the wonderful ways in which you support the wellbeing of the children in your care and the adults working in your school community. During the school visit it was noted how warm the welcome to school was and how embedded and genuine the promotion of emotional wellbeing felt. The Hygge room is a wonderful asset to school and panel members have already shared this approach with other schools they work in.
It is well recognised both locally and nationally how important it is to take a coordinated and evidence-informed approach to mental health and wellbeing in schools and the positive impact this can have both on wellbeing and learning. We were so pleased that you decided to engage with the process and that we are able to formally recognise all of the positive work being carried out in your school by presenting the Bronze Award to you.