Kingsley is proud to be supporting Hello Yellow again this year for Mental Health Awareness Day. Pupils came to school wearing (some very bright!) yellow accessories and, during form time, they completed an activity aimed at increasing their awareness of mental health issues.

The day falls within the school’s annual ‘Well Doing Week’, which was established to encourage students and staff to take time out of their busy schedules to do something to improve their wellbeing. Throughout the week, a whole host of fun activities are available during form times and lunchtimes. With everything from dancing and garden games to biscuit decorating and leaf pressing on offer, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

In 2021, Kingsley was delighted to receive ‘The Wellbeing Award for Schools’ in recognition of its long-term commitment to wellbeing. The school has a dedicated wellbeing budget and strategy, and employs an experienced counsellor (who works with her adorable therapy dog, Scooby!). A high proportion of staff have received mental health first aid training and these individuals, along with the pastoral and learning support teams, provide excellent levels of support to pupils with a range of needs.

Pupils are also encouraged and empowered to take responsibility for improving the wellbeing of others. In 2022, ten Senior School students trained as wellbeing ambassadors alongside students from King’s High, Warwick School and other local schools. The training was provided by The Diana Award charity, set up in memory of Princess Diana. The ambassadors meet regularly in school to brainstorm and implement wellbeing initiatives, and have delivered assemblies to students on various topics, helping to spread the word about the support available both in and out of school

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