Gladstone Primary School in Barry has become the first school in the Vale of Glamorgan to have its prestigious Healthy Schools National Quality Award renewed for the third time.
Following a recent assessment, the school was found to have maintained and in many cases improved the standards it has reached around promoting the health of children, staff and families. During a recent assessment visit the school was vibrant with a whole variety of different activities going on.
The work around promoting mental and emotional health and well being is a huge strength at Gladstone, and continues to develop to better meet the needs of the most vulnerable children. The ‘Gladstone Senedd’ is a well organised arrangement of 11 councils, with all children in KS2 participating in one council or another.
Helen Reilly, Deputy Head teacher at Gladstone Primary School Barry has been the driving force behind the schools achievement:
‘we are delighted to have had our National Quality Award renewed for the third time. Here at Gladstone Barry we place huge importance on improving the health of children and staff, and especially their emotional health and well being. We are thrilled that this has been recognised, and that we have received this prestigious Award for a further 2 years’.
Catherine Perry, Senior Health Promotion Specialist at Cardiff and Vale Public Health has been supporting the school to reach this milestone, saying:
‘It has been an absolute pleasure to work with staff and children at Gladstone, and help them secure this award. Their enthusiasm, and willingness to try new ideas has been inspirational.’
The school was recently presented with their award at a special assembly.