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Primary school in Edgware receives Wellbeing and Parent Partnership Awards

Camrose Primary School in Edgware, located on St Davids Drive, has been reaccredited with the prestigious Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS) for its continuous commitment to supporting the wellbeing of students, staff, and parents. The reassessment, conducted on November 30, highlighted the school’s dedication to fostering a positive and supportive environment.

Key findings from the reassessment report revealed that the school has invested significantly in staff development, boasting a team that includes an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) specialist and a qualified psychotherapist serving as the pupil wellbeing lead. The school’s leadership demonstrated a strong understanding of the needs of both children and families, ensuring staff wellbeing is a top priority.

The school’s physical environment was noted for its calm and welcoming atmosphere, featuring attractive displays and posters promoting emotional wellbeing and mental health. The implementation of Zones of Regulation throughout the school, dedicated spaces for counseling, and a rainbow bench monitored by wellbeing champions were highlighted as positive features contributing to the overall supportive ambiance.

Stakeholder feedback, including children, staff, and parents, was exceptionally positive, with all statements scoring more than 4 out of 5. The engagement with parents, in particular, stood out, with the school providing various avenues for communication, including a worry box in the school lobby and access to a Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) group.

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The PEP group, in collaboration with the English as an Additional Language (EAL) lead, acts as a bridge between the school and its diverse families. Parents praised the Jigsaw Families program and the school’s quick response to concerns, emphasising the effective targeted support their children received.

The verifier’s recommendation was resoundingly positive, with Camrose Primary School being awarded the Wellbeing In Schools Award for a further three years.

In addition to the Wellbeing Award, Camrose Primary School achieved further recognition by securing the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) for the third time. The reassessment, conducted on October 20, showcased the school’s ongoing commitment to creating a strong partnerships between parents and the school.

The reassessment report noted the school’s well-organised portfolio, demonstrating how it continues to meet the objectives and key performance indicators of the LPPA. The evidence presented showcased the school’s dedication to providing parental support, effective communication strategies, and a range of activities to enhance parental engagement.

The school’s strengths, as identified during the reassessment, include the continued commitment of all staff to work in partnership with parents, effective communication strategies, and the impact of ongoing consultations with parents to gather views and act upon them in a timely manner.

Camrose Primary School looks forward to continuing its work with parents and building on its strengths to further enhance the partnership between the school, parents, and the wider community.

Camrose Headteacher, Sharon Crick said, “We are extremely proud to have obtained the LPP Award for a third time. As a school, we recognise the importance of having a strong relationship with parents and the benefits gained from this for the pupils, the parents and the school.This award recognises the work of staff and parents to build and develop these effective relationships; the impact of which has benefitted the entire school community.”

Commenting on the Wellbeing Award For Schools accreditation, She added, “As a whole school team, we ensure that mental health and wellbeing is prioritised and recognise the importance of this for our staff, the pupils and their families. I am extremely pleased that we have been reaccredited with the Wellbeing Award in recognition of the supportive work we offer to all stakeholders.”

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