WAS Wellbeing Award for Schools
The School is the proud recipient of the WAS Wellbeing Award for Schools:
“Langley Preparatory School is an outstanding school in terms of Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH). The School obviously sees EWMH as central to its work and has done for several years. They have used the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS) process to constructively evaluate what is working well and identify areas to develop and improve even further.” Optimus Education
“The importance of the children’s wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do here at the School. We always encourage the children to share any concerns and to support each other through regular wellbeing activities. By continuing to train increasing numbers of staff in the area of mental health first aid, we continue to ensure there is always someone able to assist the pupils at the School.”
Head of Prep, Mike Crossley
At Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall, we understand the importance of building positive mental health. The School are proud to have a dedicated team of Mental Health First Aiders who are there to support the community with the Head of Prep as a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
Through regular wellbeing activities as well as the annual celebration of Children’s Mental Health Week pupils and staff are encouraged to think about ways in which we can all aim to stay both mentally and physically fit and how to support each other. Topics such as the power of positive thinking, happy thoughts, treating others with kindness and respect, eating a balanced diet, taking regular exercise and how to improve the quality of our sleep are all examples of wellbeing discussions. The School’s catering team focus on providing food that is wholesome, varied, colourful and nutritious.
Our younger Pre-Prep pupils enjoy the opportunity to spend time in their own especially created wellbeing area ‘BRAVE’ (breathe, relax, allow yourself time, voice your fears, eat and drink well) whilst our Prep School pupils are able to relax in their ‘Time4U Room’, where they can listen to relaxing music, or take out some mindfulness time for themselves when the need arises. Mindfulness Walks, which is on offer to Prep School pupils every week on Monday and Friday lunchtimes, are another lovely way in which pupils are able to relax their busy minds, chat and enjoy the School’s beautiful grounds.
The School’s holistic approach to education is further enhanced through our fully integrated outdoor Forest School lessons as well as our bespoke Wensum Award, an inclusive award offering a thought-provoking approach to recogising pupils’ achievements.