Longdendale High School in Tameside has become the first school in our region to be accredited with the AcSEED Award; for wellbeing support in schools and colleges.
The school have been working hard to implement a ‘Whole school approach’ to supporting wellbeing across the school community. This has resulted in Longdendale being awarded the accreditation.
The school have worked closely with consultant Ali Sparkes from Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind and are proud to accept the award, celebrating the school's achievement. Longdendale have also hosted a celebration event and the award was presented to staff by Ali Sparkes of TOG Mind.
The Founder of the AcSEED Award, Charlotte Gatherer commented:
“AcSEED promotes adoption of best practices in supporting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people in schools and colleges, and provides recognition for organisations that satisfy the criteria for wellbeing support.”
The AcSEED assessment team were impressed by the comprehensive wellbeing support provided by Longdendale High School, and by the wide range of wellbeing information, education, and support provided to staff, students, and families. Longdendale have a strong focus on continuous improvement of wellbeing provisions.
The AcSEED initiative is a charitable organisation exclusively focused on promoting the need for high quality emotional wellbeing and mental health support in UK schools and colleges. It provides recognition through the AcSEED Award to those organisations that can demonstrate their commitment to such support.
AcSEED was founded by young people, with lived experience of wellbeing challenges at school. The wellbeing framework, defined by AcSEED encourages a whole school approach to emotional development and wellbeing support.