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NEWS: The AcSEED Newsletter

14th December 2020

AcSEED Newsletter for December 2020

NEWS: On-line Wellbeing Support

11th December 2020

Kooth: An on-line Mental Health Support Platform

NEWS: Mental Health in Schools Conference

11th November 2020

Report from the Westminster Insight conference on Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

NEWS: Fairfield Road Accreditation

20th October 2020

Fairfield Road Primary School receive AcSEED Award

NEWS: Newport Girls' get AcSEED Award

31st August 2020

Congratulations to Newport Girls' High School in Shropshire ...

NEWS: First AcSEED Wellbeing Centre

25th June 2019

Trinity School and College opens the first AcSEED Wellbeing Centre

First AcSEED accreditation awarded to Horndean Technology College

13th March 2015

Horndean pic 1 Horndean Technology College in Hampshire has become the first organisation to be accredited with The AcSEED Award. Head Teacher Mrs Summerfield received the award from AcSEED founder Charlotte at a ceremony held to mark the occasion on Friday 13th March 2015.

In presenting the award Charlotte said 'AcSEED promotes adoption of best practices in supporting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people, and provides recognition for educational organisations that satisfy the AcSEED criteria for wellbeing support. The AcSEED assessment team were impressed by the comprehensive and innovative wellbeing support provided by Horndean Technology College, and are therefore delighted to announce that Horndean has been accredited with The AcSEED Award.'

George Hollingbery MP who is a keen supporter of both the College and educational health services commented that, "It's really important that Horndean Technology College has won this award and I very much hope that other schools and organisations across the whole country now look seriously into following their lead. Sadly, the need for young people to get help, advice and support around the issues of emotional wellbeing and mental health seems to be growing every year, just as the pressure of being a young person grows every year. So the AcSEED Initiative is particularly welcome because it's founded by young people who have had experience of the issues. Good luck to the college in its trailblazing work and good luck to AcSEED in its tremendously important endeavours."

Picture: Staff and students of Horndean Technology College celebrate their AcSEED accreditation.

Front row (left to right): Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery, Head Teacher Mrs Summerfield, Chair of Governors Robert Bedford, and AcSEED founder Charlotte Gatherer.

Horndean pic 2 In accepting the award, and paying tribute to Mrs Skeet, College Counsellor and all staff who are committed to the emotional wellbeing of HTC students, Headteacher, Mrs Summerfield said, 'We are delighted that our work to support students emotional well-being has been recognised by the AcSEED accreditation. Whilst schooling is about learning and being successful academically, for us at HTC it is important that our young people leave at the end of year 11 with the ability to be emotionally resilient and independent able to face the challenges of the future. The AcSEED accreditation exemplifies at HTC the importance that we equally place on emotional well-being and development.'

Horndean pic 3