Healthy Minds Kitemark
Carlton le Willows is one of the first schools in the country to be awarded a quality standard kitemark in recognition of the Academy’s commitment to developing the wellbeing of students
The Bounce Forward Healthy Minds kitemark is only awarded to schools who have successfully implemented and maintained good quality teaching and learning to develop healthy minds.
In recognising the accolade, Lord Richard Layard of the London School of Economics (a leading school for developing healthy minds) said Carlton le Willows was ‘leading the way’, adding that the Academy has "committed to an approach that is proven to improve the lives of young people that will be statutory for all schools from September 2020.”
The award comes in recognition of the school’s Character, Resilience and Wellbeing lessons, which form an established part of the citizenship curriculum and help equip students with skills to cope with obstacles.
Every Year 7 student is taught resilience lessons that have been extensively validated by national charity Bounce Forward and which research shows help young people bounce back from life’s setbacks so they can achieve their goals.