Health and Wellbeing Lead School Newsletter

May 2022


Welcome to your newsletter for May. We hope that your Boys Move projects are coming to life and that you are starting to see the benefit for all the hard work you have put in with the CPD and engagement of your target group. This project will be the focus for the Lead School networking event on Wednesday 15 June, so make sure you have protected that time for a virtual session at 3.30pm. Keep feeding back on all things physical and mental health, and please see below some great content in our @well_schools community.


Boys Move CPD

Please make sure you stay connected with the project plans you have developed and share back in the Teams channel. We have some great snapshots of practice but would like more detail on why you have worked with these young people, what you did to make the project happen, and what impact you are seeing.

It is also vital that we capture best practice and what has changed for you as a professional. The follow-up questionnaire to the one you completed back in October 2021 is here, and it is vital we get your feedback on this as part of our overall evaluation:

Active in Mind CPD

Thank you to all the schools that have completed delivery/training, please can we ask for the below actions to be completed, as we may need some reporting back from you.

Every school should have now scheduled or delivered your training. Please let us know and complete the below actions/surveys. Survey numbers are low, so please make sure you have completed your schools. If you are unsure please get in touch.

Confirm with Anesia ([email protected]) the date/s of your AiM CPD delivery for your five partner schools. Payments CANNOT be made without this information.

  1. Ensure your five (or more) schools complete the pre and post training surveys:
  2. As a lead school, whoever attended the training with Rachael Makenzie or watched the briefing will need to complete the below survey:

If you have any general feedback on any of the AiM CPD content or how we could improve the resources and delivery in future, please get in touch.


Well Schools

For those colleagues and schools looking at how to develop a whole school approach to health and wellbeing across your school or Trust, we have some helpful resources and case studies in our community, including a Steps to Success guide to get you started, branding packs, and a whole host of case studies and good practice from like-minded schools.

Make sure you have joined the community and follow us on Twitter (@well_schools), where we share more free content to support you on your journey.

Don't forget: our Well Schools film is now available to watch.


Schools are teaching parents what to put in their children's lunchboxes to cut obesity as research shows fewer than one in 60 packed meals meet nutritional standards – Daily Mail

Schools are teaching parents what to put in their children’s lunchboxes after research showed that fewer than one in 60 packed meals were healthy.

'Education is so wrong': Jamie Oliver's wife criticises academic pressure and 'pointless exams' as she recalls being 'relieved' when pandemic meant her daughter didn't have to sit her A-levels – Daily Mail

The wife of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has described school exams as ‘pointless’. Jools Oliver said she was relieved when the pandemic meant that their eldest daughter Poppy did not have to take the traditional written exams.

Influencers are also making your children fat! Three-quarters of viral stars' posts on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube are for junk food, study finds – Daily Mail

Influencers are bombarding children on social media with posts about junk foody, a study suggests.

Moods and metrics – Why more schools should measure wellbeing – Teachwire

Adrian Bethune: The wellbeing of pupils and teachers has been high on the education agenda for a long time, and only intensified as schools continue to cope with the mental and physical impact of the pandemic.

Inquiry will examine mental health impact of exclusions and isolation – Schools Week

Former minister fears children are 'punished for behaviour that is linked to their mental health'.

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