Durham Sixth Form Centre

Durham Sixth Form Centre

Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS)

At Durham Sixth Form Centre student wellbeing lies at the heart of all decisions and policy.  We believe that personal development and wellbeing form the foundations of a happy and successful student.  

The March 2017 OFSTED report said ‘The quality of personal development and welfare at DSFC is exceptional’.

As an organisation we want to further develop our already outstanding care for students and staff and believe the Wellbeing Award for Schools is the best way to do so.

What is the WAS?

The award was developed in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) and is intended to help schools prepare and equip themselves to promote emotional wellbeing and positive mental health across the whole-school community.

Aims of the WAS

The WAS aims to:

  • Promote and develop emotional, physical and mental wellbeing for staff and student.
  • Encourage resilience through character building, relationships and self-esteem.
  • Create a positive school culture that is led from the top while involving all in the school community.
  • Help a school ake improvement through self and stakeholder’s evaluation e.g. students, staff and parents.
  • Recognise and respond to areas in need of development so that staff and students are happier.


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