Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS)

Dear parents/carers

As you may know already, Bishop Milner is working towards achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools.

In order to make sure that we improve the support we offer, we want to understand how well we are currently supporting the emotional wellbeing of our students. For this reason, we are inviting our students to complete an anonymous survey.

The following information is important since it will explain about both the survey process and how the information gathered will be used.

Why we are writing to parents/carers

We are asking for your permission to invite your child to complete the survey. If you are happy for your child to do this then you do not have to do anything. However, if you do not want your child to complete the questionnaire then please let us know by Friday 14th June.

If we do not hear from you, we will assume you are happy for your child to be invited. Please be reassured that by deciding against you or your child taking part in the survey will not disadvantage you or your child in any way.

If you are unsure about whether you would like your child to take part and you have some questions about the survey, you are welcome to contact me here at college.

Why has my child been asked to take part and what will they do?

The survey has been specially designed for pupils. It is a survey which should take about 15 minutes to complete. The answers your child gives to the questionnaire will not be seen by their friends or teachers – unless your child chooses an adult to help them complete the questions.

What will happen with the information that your child gives us?

The information from the survey will help our college to improve its work in providing better provision for emotional wellbeing and mental health. All information collected is anonymous and will be kept confidential.

What we need parents/carers to do

We hope that you have found this information useful and that you will be happy for your child to be invited to take part in this survey. As noted, if you do not want your child to participate in this survey, you need to contact the school by Friday 14 June.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Hand
Staff and Student Welfare and Designated Safeguarding Lead