Principal - Anouska Gardner
Principal - Anouska Gardner


Student Wellbeing Ambassadors

Student Wellbeing Ambassadors

This September we will be developing our Student Wellbeing Ambassadors. The role has evolved over time in response to student feedback and the focus areas for student mental health and wellbeing. The role of a Student Wellbeing Ambassador currently involves:

  • Promoting wellbeing for students by organising creative, engaging activities;
  • Being the driving force behind national & international wellbeing calendar days;
  • Being a kind, friendly & approachable presence around school and in the community, signposting students in the direction of help & support. 
Wellbeing Award for Schools

About the Wellbeing Award for Schools

Barlby High School are looking to complete the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS) in February 2024. 

The Wellbeing Award for Schools focuses on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place that promotes the emotional wellbeing and mental health of both staff and students. The award has a focus on changing the long-term culture of a school, and embedding an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all. 

By working towards this award we can:

  • Show our commitment to promoting mental health as part of school life
  • Improve the emotional wellbeing of staff and pupils
  • Ensure that mental health problems are identified early and that appropriate, timely support is provided
  • Offer provisions and interventions that match the needs of our pupils and staff
  • Engage the whole-school community in the importance of mental health awareness
  • Capture the views of parents, students and staff on mental health issues
The Award Objectives

The WAS has eight objectives which focus on areas of evaluation, development and celebration of the work of schools in promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and positive mental health. Each of these areas is further broken down into Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

Objective 1: The school is committed to promoting and protecting positive emotional wellbeing and mental health by achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools.

Objective 2: The school has a clear vision and strategy for promoting and protecting emotional wellbeing and mental health, which is communicated to all involved with the school.

Objective 3: The school has a positive culture which regards emotional wellbeing and mental health as the responsibility of all.

Objective 4: The school actively promotes staff emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Objective 5: The school prioritises professional learning and staff development on emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Objective 6: The school understands the different types of emotional and mental health needs across the whole-school community and has systems in place to respond appropriately.

Objective 7: The school actively seeks the ongoing participation of the whole-school community in its approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Objective 8: The school works in partnerships with other schools, agencies and available specialist services to support emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Wellbeing continues to be a huge priority for the school and we will be publishing regular wellbeing updates during the Wellbeing newsletters.