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Wellbeing Award for Schools

The college is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious Optimus Well-being Award. 

The award was developed in partnership with the National Childrens Bureau (NCB) and is awarded to schools who show exceptionally good practice in relation to the promotion of emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

After a thorough assessment, including input from parents, students and staff, the college was visited by an award verifier who commended the rigorous work that the college has implemented to embed mental health and wellbeing in to the college culture. 

Other key strengths identified by the review include:

  • The students are very grateful for the support they receive. They value how approachable the staff are. The staff help the students to grow in confidence and to have high aspirations.
  • The curriculum, including knowledge gained from assemblies and the work carried out by staff, provide the students with strategies to support their wellbeing. As a result, pupils are better equipped to deal with the pressures as they progress through the school
  • The wellbeing of all is the central principle of the school and the foundation on which all other developments are built upon.
  • Leaders have a clear vision of how they will continue to develop the provision to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of its community.
  • The wellbeing of the students has always been a key priority for the staff. They feel that the training they have been given has helped them to become even more effective.
  • The staff work together effectively and support each other. In addition, they know that they can access the same support as the students if this is needed.
  • Staff recognise that school leaders work hard to reduce their workload. Leaders are both understanding and supportive. Consequently, staff feel highly valued.
  • Staff are very approachable. Consequently, parents are confident to contact school and staff will address any concerns.

To find out more about the wellbeing award or about our current wellbeing provision, please contact Ms Aylmer. 


King Edward VII Science and Sport College is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England with Company Number 8158225 and has a registered office at Warren Hills Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 4UW