Melin Homes and Cwmbran High

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7th January, 2020

Melin Homes and Cwmbran High Melin Homes and Cwmbran high launch their partnership working and sign the Children in Wales 'Children and Young Peoples Participation Charter'. Demonstrating the organisations commitment to deliver the seven standards; enabling young people and children to have a say in decisions that affect them.

Evidence shows that mental health and wellbeing programmes in schools, can lead to significant improvements in children’s mental health, social and emotional skills. Wellbeing provision in schools can also lead to reductions in classroom misbehaviour and bullying. Cwmbran High already take pupils wellbeing very seriously and have 20 student wellbeing ambassadors across the school dedicated to improving health and wellbeing. With this in mind Melin have worked with Cwmbran High to create a new school's programme wholly focussed on pupils, teachers, and parent's wellbeing.


Speaking about the commitment to schools and signing the charter, Melin Homes Chief Executive; Paula Kennedy said;

“We recognize the importance of developing, encouraging and embracing the views, skills and abilities of young people. We will continue to develop our schools programme, apprenticeship opportunities and our youth group,Yep.

We want to create opportunities for as many young people as possible, this will enhance their skills and strengthen communities. Our aim is to ensure that all young people can access social action opportunities, whatever their background, this underpins everything we do.”

This is just the beginning for the pilot we look forward to sharing the outcomes as the project progresses.

Headmaster of Cwmbran High Mr Hicks, spoke about the partnership saying;
“Melin have been incredibly supportive of our work at Cwmbran High; we are very lucky to be working with them as a pilot school for their new programme encompassing health and wellbeing across our staff, pupils and parents. 'Signing the ‘Children in Wales participation charter’ along-side Melin means a lot to us. Knowing we are the first Comprehensive School (and Melin are the first Housing Association) to sign highlights our organisations’ commitment to consulting, respecting and involving the young people we work with.”


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