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Wellbeing in School


Our Vision Statement

The emotional health and wellbeing of all members of Catchgate School (including staff, students and parents) is fundamental to our philosophy and ethos of valuing everyone, caring for each other and achieving excellence. At Catchgate we work together as a school community, staff, students and parents in a supportive, success minded and challenging environment to maximise opportunities and achievements for all.

We focus on changing the long term culture of our school and embedding an ethos where mental health is regarded as the responsibility of all.

We have embedded wellbeing into every aspect of our school and we will continue to do so, involving everyone.

Our vision in terms of the award has been and to continue to promote and develop the mental health and resilience of our staff, children, parents and carers, linking to Article 24- every child has the right to the best possible health.

We can proudly say we have achieved the Wellbeing Award in Schools as well as being part of the Durham Resilience Project to promote and develop the mental health and resilience of our staff, children, parents and carers.

We are delighted to announce that Catchgate’s ongoing commitment to mental health of our staff and pupils has been recognised and awarded the Optimus Wellbeing Award for Schools and the Time to Change Employer’s Pledge. We are the first school in Durham to achieve this award and to sign the pledge. The award has been developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau with a focus on ensuring effective practice and provision is in place within school to promote the emotional wellbeing and mental health of both staff and pupils. We are immensely proud to achieve the Wellbeing Award for Schools, which has been supported by staff, children, parents and the local community and their commitment to our school ethos regarding the importance of mental health. We all take responsibility for each other’s wellbeing which has been acknowledged through these awards. To celebrate our achievement, on Friday 24th May, the whole school took part in a celebration event for Mental Health and Wellbeing within school and completed a sponsored walk, where everyone was invited!


Take a look at the links below to see what we are doing in school to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing:


If you have any suggestions, queries or ideas on how we can enhance and support mental health more within school and the local community, then drop us an e-mail below.