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Student support recognised by wellbeing award

Published on 06/12/16

Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form has won an award for looking after the emotional wellbeing of its students.

The AcSEED Award recognises that the sixth form follows best practices which include recognising the importance of emotional wellbeing, supporting students with mental health issues, and promoting positive interpersonal relationships at the school.

The accreditation was awarded by the AcSEED Initiative, which was founded by young people with direct experience of mental illness at a young age.

It promotes the importance of the school environment in children’s emotional development and encourages schools to provide high-quality emotional wellbeing services, from the broad provision of information through to appropriately targeted intervention.

Principal Rebecca Handley Kirk said: "We are very proud of the academic success our students make, but it's important to recognise that they can only achieve their best when they are happy and well-supported by the college, their friends, and families.

"I'm delighted that our approach has been recognised by AcSEED, and we hope to continue to develop and improve the support we offer."

For more information about the AcSEED Initiative, visit