Staff and pupils at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Primary Academy are celebrating after receiving the Wellbeing Award for Schools.

The award, developed by the National Children’s Bureau, highlights the excellent pastoral care offered to pupils and staff at the academy. 

It focuses on ensuring that effective practices and provisions and a wellbeing strategy are in place to support and promote the emotional wellbeing and mental health of pupils, staff and families. 

Jenny Byrne, Principal of the Hordern Road school which is part of St Francis and St Clare Catholic Multi Academy Trust, said: "The Wellbeing Award for Schools recognises the work that we do in supporting the wellbeing and mental health of the school community and the fact that we ensure that mental health and wellbeing are at the heart of school life and the community work we do.

"We have been working towards this award for some time in order to make sure our strategy is well embedded and showing great impact. Thanks to the efforts of our Wellbeing Leader, the Change Team and our Wellbeing Pupil Champions we can all be proud of our award and this status.

"It's an excellent way to end what has been an excellent year for our school."

Councillor Chris Burden, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Work, said: "The emotional wellbeing and mental health of pupils, teachers and support staff working in our schools has never been more important than it is, as we come out of a global pandemic, and it is wonderful that SS Peter & Paul Catholic Primary Academy has demonstrated how highly it prioritises this.

"I would like to congratulate the school on this award and the excellent work they are doing for their staff, families, children and young people."