ACADEMY WELLBEING

HEALTH AMBASSADORS

ALISHA

ARMANDO

ELIAS

ESTHER

KAMERON

HEALTH AMBASSADORS

KLAUDIA

REBECA

SAINABOU

SHAH

STACEY

HEALTH AMBASSADORS

HAPPINESS

KIARNA

ZANDILE

WELLBEING

HOW IS ACADEMY WELLBEING

LOOKED AFTER AT MCA?

a) Health Ambassadors to support theme days across the academic year, each with a different focus. Students also support their peers as Bullying Ambassadors, Active in Mind Ambassadors and Healthy Lifestyle Ambassadors. 

b) Theme days of National/ Local Celebration

c) Form Time lesson focuses on VotesforSchool programme which looks at opportunities for British Values, Student Voice and SMSC conversations in a 15 minute presentation with form tutors every Monday morning. 

d) 2 hours and 40 minutes of PE a week with a broad sporting offer. 

e) Aspire Curriculum ran every Monday morning to Year 7 and 8 students looking at Healthy Lifestyles, First Aid, Emotional Wellbeing, Swimming and Cycling lessons, Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol, Bullying and Stress. This curriculum gives students the opportunity to learn with hands on active learning to develop their knowledge in Healthy Lifestyles and apply it into their own lives at home. 

f) ABL Health - Students have 1-2-1/ small group interventions on Monday mornings for those who have opted into improve their Healthy Lifestyles. 

g) Tootoot - Online anonymous support for students to reach out for support. 

h) Mental Wellbeing support through Mindfulness sessions. 

I)  Staff Wellbeing including regular focuses and staff activities. Action of Happiness daily challenge focus. 

J) Termly staff feedback to improve wellbeing collected/ actioned. 

k) Ban on Fizzy drinks

l) Development of a MCA Health Summit

m) Projects with the YST in Active in Mind/ Healthy Lifestyles Champions to overall improve student wellbeing. 

n)  Student Emotional Wellbeing Inventions

o) 4D Room for Mindfulness session every week. 

p) Leadership Lounge and Safe Space with displays and support materials for students to collect leaflets, de-stress by drawing/ talking, playing table football in this area. 

q) Increase in Sporting engagement during recreational time of table tennis, basketball, football and netball with over 150 child engaging in daily. 

r) Bookworm Library for quiet reading. 

s) Various Food, Physical Activity clubs to engage in as ESA. 

t) Food lessons which promote and teach students to cook healthy meals at home. 

u)  Wellbeing for Schools Award

v) Lead School in Health and Wellbeing with the YST. 

w) PE Catalyst School for the Youth Sport Trust. 

x) Health Futures Programme - Lead School 

y) Safeguarding themed assemblies with external agencies and visitors ( SRE - Brook, Bullying, FGM, CSE, Radicalisation, Gangs, Knife Crime, County Lines etc

Z) A staff member responsibility for Staff and Student Wellbeing ( Head who focuses on wellbeing and promotes to staff, Flexi Day, 1:20 ratio groups, reduce contact time for staff, staff work area, access to free tea and coffee)

MCA is working towards the Wellbeing for Schools Award. We value the wellbeing of our students in all aspects of their Health and are striving to improve this on a daily basis both within and outside the Academy. Parents, students and staff can have their say by completing the baseline assessment. If you would like to take this survey or alternatively would like to speak to anyone at the Academy about this, please contact s.wilcock@mca.manchester.sch.uk ‚Äč

Miss Mcmahon

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Manchester Communication Academy is part of the Greater Manchester Academies Trust

0161 202 0161

Silchester Drive

Harpurhey

Manchester

M40 8NT

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