LOCAL NEWS: Bournemouth School recognised for support of mental health and well-being


Corpus Christi primary school are celebrating their achievement of The Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark.

The primary school have been using a pilot programme titled ‘The Sandwell Whole School Approach to Well-being’. It aims to improve the social, emotional; and mental health of everyone in the school community. The scheme has entered two secondary and two primary schools across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in the past year.

Out of 90 schools in the country who have used the programme since its debut in 2015, Corpus Christi is the first and only one to achieve the mark. Due to its success, the scheme will be made available for more schools in the area.

Headteacher, Declan Goodwin, Corpus Christi School, said, “We know we provide an excellent level of education for our children and when our children move onto secondary school, we know we have not only prepared them academically but also emotionally, socially and spiritually. This award acknowledges our excellent practice in developing children’s skills of emotional self-management.”  

Councillor Sandra Moore, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, BCP Council, said: “Positive mental health is so important within the education system and it is essential that schools develop and act on the Sandwell provision to ensure that it benefits all staff, pupils and parents.”


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