Children and staff at East Morton CE Primary School celebrated their Silver Healthy Minds Chartermark award which recognises an outstanding whole school approach to wellbeing and mental health.
Six Bradford Schools were awarded the Chartermark at an awards event where each school described their journey and how their schools have been improved by research-based and innovative approaches to wellbeing. The awards were presented by Marium Haque, Strategic Director of Children’s Services, Martin Love, Bradford Lord Mayor and Niall Devlin, Assistant Director for SEND. The schools receiving the awards were East Morton CE Primary, Burley Woodhead Church of England Primary, Riddlesden St Mary’s CE Primary, Parkwood Primary, Fagley Primary and Bowling Park Primary. The six schools were described as both trailblazers and beacons and the phrase ‘Blazing Beacons’ was coined by Mr Devlin.
Following a day of moderation by the Healthy Minds Educational Psychologist team, East Morton’s Report described the practice as ‘exceptional’ and commented that Relational practices are thoroughly embedded across school and is a real strength at East Morton Primary.’
Anne Proctor, Head teacher at East Morton CE Primary School said, it was an honour to be one of the 6 Bradford Schools receiving the Healthy Minds Chartermark award. As a Church of England School in BDAT, we know that nurturing the health and wellbeing of pupils is a key facet of holistic education for human flourishing as exemplified in the Church of England Vision for Education. Our whole school approach to wellbeing is embedded in the school’s ethos, ensuring everyone has every chance to flourish every day.
East Morton CE Primary School is a 1-form entry Primary School. East Morton CE Primary School is part of the Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust, a family of 18 primary and secondary schools across the city. The school joined the Trust in 2017.