Here is a blog post by Bradford Grammar School Headmaster Simon Hinchliffe as they launch ‘Spotlight on Happiness’
We want to play our part by sharing our voices, through this public resource, to benefit everyone, not just the few. To understand the true benefits of being open about well-being and mental health in schools, you have to hear it through the voices of pupils, parents, teachers and staff.
This is why, as a whole school, we decided to shine a ‘Spotlight on happiness’ to coincide with ‘International Day of Happiness’. This ongoing, online public video resource is tailored for children, young people and adults to learn about well-being in school and why it is so important.
The culmination of this campaign follows an in-depth research process with input from the whole School community, including over 100 pupils, parents and teachers and staff.
We’re here to educate the whole child and our vision for education is all about nurturing young people who are happy, feel valued and supported. Well-being is a prerequisite of academic excellence and the premium we place on pastoral care, pupil welfare and excellent relations with parents is integral to who we are.
I hope that you will find this public resource interesting and useful. If so, please help us to spread the word far and wide.
We are acutely aware that members of the public, young people, parents and teachers all have important stories to tell about happiness and well-being in School, and in their everyday lives.
We want to play our part by sharing our voices, through this public resource, to benefit everyone, not just the few, and to help raise awareness within our local community, Yorkshire and nationwide.