Tenterden Primary Federation gains Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing Award

Tenterden Primary Federation gains Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing Award

Tenterden Primary Federation (TPF) has received a coveted Kent Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing.

This important Quality Mark, launched in 2019, recognises and celebrates everything that supports young people’s emotional wellbeing through a whole school approach.

It is awarded by Kent County Council through HeadStart Kent, and is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Achieving the award is a visible way to endorse the standard of work that has been carried out by a school to meet Public Health England’s guidance: ‘Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing – whole school and college approach’.

Using a self-directed toolkit and online resources, schools assess their approach to emotional wellbeing and resilience, and identify successful actions with students, staff and parents. They then measure the difference made as a result of their whole school activity.

Giving the good news to the school in an email, HeadStart Kent said: “Your application and the evidence you submitted were so comprehensive, the panel was really impressed …. you should be really proud of this achievement.”

TPF Executive Headteacher Mrs Samantha Crinnion said: “I’m so proud of the team for achieving this award. It is well deserved recognition of the amazing work they do day in, day out, to support and nurture our students. Hopefully the award can be presented in person at the school in the future so that everyone can share in this recognition.”

Congratulating Mrs Crinnion and her school team, Tenterden Schools Trust CEO Sally Lees, said: “This is a fantastic achievement which recognises the great work that you continually do to support all your students. Delivering resilience and emotional wellbeing in the school community has never been more important than it is now, as we begin to reopen our schools and adjust to a new version of normal.”

Fellow TST school Homewood was one of the first Kent schools to successfully apply for and achieve the new quality mark last year.