PS102 – Well-being Matters

I worked with my colleague, Kathy Chapple (who has written her own report).  Together we mentored an ITT RE Ambassador from Liverpool John Moores University, helping her to become an effective RE teacher and, hopefully, a future RE lead. My role in this was to to help our student, Amy, develop the skills to deliver the ‘well-being’ remit of our school.   We worked on a creative, interactive and preventative programme to improve our pupils’ resilience skills, aspirations and attainment, by removing mental health barriers to their social, emotional and academic development.  Together we trialled a well-being programme within the school, using approaches such as mindfulness and ‘Redress the Stress’ , which we found to have a positive effect on the health and well-being of every person in our school community.  We found the RE Ambassador scheme worked well, and were proud that our student, Amy, was awarded external prizes for her good work!