Tanglin Trust School Awarded the ‘Wellbeing Award for Schools’

Tanglin Trust School is delighted to have been awarded the ‘Wellbeing Award for Schools’ (WAS) in recognition of their commitment to the wellbeing of students and staff, and for their provision of opportunities to engage with parents.

Tanglin takes pride in their holistic approach to education, often talking about learners who are ready for whatever the next stage of life’s journey has in store for them; equipped with both the knowledge and the skills not only to survive, but to thrive. In October 2017, as part of their work towards this vision, Tanglin committed to the WAS, a framework developed by the National Children’s Bureau in the UK. A ‘WAS Change Team’ with representatives from across the school was formed to look at all aspects of wellbeing at Tanglin, with the overall aim of developing a school culture where the whole community is engaged in promoting and protecting wellbeing.

Following a stakeholder survey, specific aims included being clearer on what we mean by ‘wellbeing’, making the school a safe place in which to talk about our own wellbeing, and feeling equipped with a range of strategies to effectively support others wellbeing (adults and young people). The WAS objectives sat under the following areas: commitment and vision, culture, staff and continuous professional development (CPD), responding, and community and partners. After a year, in November 2018 Tanglin were delighted to be awarded the WAS – with a glowing report.