ONE of the top schools in the county for children’s emotional wellbeing is in Daventry.
Falconer’s Hill Junior School, off Ashby Road, has achieved Enhanced Healthy Schools status for emotional health and wellbeing. The school is one of only four in the county to reach the level.
The Healthy Schools programme encourages staff and pupils to improve their school around areas, including healthy eating and emotional wellbeing. But the enhanced level goes beyond this.
Debbie Barton, learning mentor at the school, said; “We had reached the highest level in Healthy Schools which looks at everything together. ‘Enhanced’ focuses on each area in turn.
“We had to produce data to show we were improving emotional health. We introduced things like peer mentors and set ourselves the target of increasing the number of children who said they were happy at the school. Next for us will be the anti-bullying category.”