Coastal Academy Trust

Wellbeing Strategy & Support Flowchart

We here at KES, as a community, contributed to the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This is for student, parents and staff alike.


                           Our Vision                         

At King Ethelbert School we recognise the importance of emotional wellbeing amongst our school community.  We are committed to providing a healthy and caring environment that promotes a positive culture, where students, staff and parents feel comfortable to speak about their mental health and feel supported.  When individuals have a sense of wellbeing they perform better and have happier lives.  Our focus is on supporting a positive long-term culture of positive mental health and embedding an ethos within King Ethelbert School where wellbeing is regarded as the responsibility of all.  

We aim to do this by: 

  • Providing clear leadership and management  in relation to wellbeing

  • Ensuring mental health is treated with the same importance as physical health

  • Ensuring that actions lead to long-term, sustainable improvements in the health and wellbeing of the school community

  • Creating a positive school culture which requires a whole-school approach that is led by the whole community

  • Providing training and signposting to help staff and students recognise ways of promoting positive wellbeing and also how to recognise mental health concerns in themselves and others

  • Providing support and understanding for promoting positive mental health through our ‘Wellbeing Hubs’

How this will be achieved


For the whole school community:

  • A new Wellbeing Policy 

  • A flowchart showing students, staff and parents how to access emotional wellbeing and mental health

  • A wellbeing section on the school website

  • The introduction of ‘Wellbeing Champions’ in each of the wellbeing hubs

  • Wider liaison with local partners, local groups, other schools and local health forums

  • Wellbeing Hubs set up which can be accessed


For students:

  • A member of the wellbeing team to attend student council meetings

  • Noticeboards around the school signposting support and giving information and resources

  • Regular assemblies and tutor time/PSHE activities to improve knowledge and awareness of Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

  • The introduction of student ‘Wellbeing Champions’

  • Opportunities for students to be involved with extracurricular activities to be able to support positive mental health 

  • A safe space ‘Student Wellbeing Hub’ for students to share any concerns or require information on Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

For staff:

  • Staff noticeboard to provide information on emotional wellbeing and mental health

  • A flow chart within the staff area in google drive showing the  process if concerned about any student’s or colleague’s emotional wellbeing and mental health

  • Funds allocated and monitored to emotional wellbeing and mental health annually 

  • Wellbeing will be assessed annually with appropriate intervention offered/implemented

  • Stress management and positive wellbeing interventions introduced including CPD

  • CPD to ensure staff feel confident with recognising signs of mental health concerns about students and understanding positive ways to respond

  • Highlighted staff become ‘Mental Health First Aiders’

  • Access to the ‘Staff Wellbeing Hub’ for staff to obtain further information on emotional wellbeing and mental health

  • Links to be maintained with outside agencies in order students may be referred for external specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health support 

  • Work together with other schools to share best practice and new learning

  • Identify a representative to attend local mental health forums and participate in local commissioning arrangements

  • Explore and embed opportunities for staff to do activities together that promote wellbeing and a sense of team and support

  • Operate an open door policy and provide explicit opportunities for staff to feedback worries, practical pressures and ideas and solutions


For parents/carer:

  • A comprehensive induction evening for parents/carers in year 7

  • A flow chart within the parent/carer area of the new ‘Wellbeing’ section on the website to show how they can access appropriate support for their child

  • A parent/carer area within the new ‘Wellbeing’ section on website to provide links to external organisations supporting young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health

  • Access to the ‘Parent Wellbeing Hub’ for parents to obtain further information on emotional wellbeing and mental health

  • Parent workshops to help support their child’s emotional wellbeing and mental health

  • Comprehensive signposting to support services for mental health and wider support for their child

Please click here for the Accountability Framework. 

Below is the flowchart of student support available at KES

Student flowchart photo