At Unsworth Academy our duty of care for the health and wellbeing of all members within our community permeates all aspects of school life. We work tirelessly to promote mental wellbeing through supporting our students, staff and parent/carers.
We have implemented a number of programmes in the school to highlight the importance of supporting mental wellbeing and is embedded across the curriculum, pastoral support, staff, enrichment and our wider community.
At Unsworth Academy there is a highly skilled pastoral team who support our community. Pastoral staff are trained mental health level 2 and level 3 safeguarding trained practitioners. Their wealth of knowledge and experience ensures they work closely with the senior mental health and wellbeing lead.
If you have any concerns relating to your child, please contact the relevant pastoral team who will be able to offer support and guidance.
The Personal Development curriculum is delivered during form time and assemblies. This compliments the dedicated PSHE lessons our learners receive.
Our learners take part in the Lift Off Asdan qualification to support their transition to Unsworth.
Learners complete the My Happy Mind programme backed by the NHS which helps learners build life-long confidence and resilience.
For learners who require more bespoke support we offer:
- Mental Health support team - referrals are made by the pastoral team
- NSPCC - referral programme for low mood and loneliness
- On site counsellors through Bury College
MedEquip4Kids is a 6 week course that learners access with topics covered including resilience, growth mindset and mindfulness.
Unsworth Academy recognises the importance of providing wellbeing support to our wider community.
Our support offer is through;
- Pastoral support
- Early help assessments
- Good to great evening
- Referral to external agencies
- Relevant information shared through Twitter/X and the school website
- External support information for additional links
At Unsworth Academy we understand the importance of looking after and supporting staff wellbeing. Our Operations Manager and Senior Mental Health Lead support staff and signpost for additional support. Staff wellbeing is supported by SLT and they are highly involved in the wellbeing of the whole school through regular wellbeing meetings and an open door policy to the principal.
The Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark
The award acknowledges through 8 principles that Unsworth Academy is committed towards providing outstanding social, emotional and mental health support to it's community.
The Rainbow Flag Award
The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assured framework. The award focuses on positive LGBT+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility. The school received this award in September 2023.
Emotionally Friendly Schools Award
The approach ensures Unsworth is able to effectively identify and respond to a broad range of needs. The school is currently working towards achieving this.