Mental Health and Wellbeing at The Dales School

At The Dales School, it is our vision that mental health and wellbeing is woven through all of school life.  Our vision ‘growing together to believe, inspire and achieve for everyone, every day’ highlights the importance that we place on valuing the whole school community to be the very best they can be. Our aim is to make a difference to the learning, wellbeing and life chances of children with additional needs. Through targeted provision for all of those in our school community, we will actively promote positive mental health and offer personalised support.  

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing action plan is a live document which will enable us to share our vision for wellbeing with our whole school community and also with our stakeholders.  We will work together in order to achieve the outcomes of the strategy plan ensuring that we set aside time and sufficient budget to successfully meet our targets.  

Wellbeing at The Dales School is a collective responsibility across the whole school community and it is therefore important that we all contribute our ideas on how The Dales School can improve.  We offer regular opportunities for staff, parents, governors and children to give feedback on the development of wellbeing across school.  These views are valued and will inform our next steps.  

We have agreed our priorities from feedback across the school and through evaluating our current provision. We have agreed our outcomes for improvement and have written our action plan in light of this.  We will share this action plan with our school community.  We wish to achieve these areas as fully as possible; therefore there will be an emphasis on training, teaching and learning, monitoring and evaluation over the coming year.  

Amy Taylor (Mental Health Lead)


Wellbeing Award

We have been awarded the Wellbeing Award for our work in Mental Health and Wellbeing. This award celebrates our work in this area.  Congratulations and a very big thank you to our parents/carers, children, staff and governors.

You can view the full report here.


Action Plan 2021-2022

Wellbeing Provision at The Dales


Wellbeing Award Poster

Children’s Mental Health Week 9th – 13th February

Place2Be – Parenting Smart

Young Minds – Parents Helpline and Webchat