Well Schools

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There is a growing community of like-minded people who believe that wellbeing should be at the heart of education. Wellbeing should permeate all aspects of education and be the foundation of the culture that staff and pupils experience.

Do you want to join the community and help make lasting change?

Powered by Youth Sport Trust and Bupa Foundation, we are excited to launch our Well Schools movement and we would love you to join us.

You can now visit the Well Schools community and take the pledge to become a Well School.

Click here to register

Why do we need Well Schools?

Well Led

We can’t keep losing talented people and we need teachers to be at their best for themselves and for the young people they support. Developing a Well Led school will aim to put the wellbeing of teachers and senior leaders at the top of the agenda.

57% of education professionals have considered leaving the sector over the past two years

Education Support Teacher Wellbeing Index 2019

Well Equipped

Are current curriculums preparing young people for their future? How can we work together to ensure all young people are Well Equipped with the skills and experiences they need to take their place in the world as well rounded citizens.

44% of employers feel young people leaving school, college or university are not adequately prepared

CBI June 2019

Well Prepared

We can’t make the pressures of life disappear (even if we wish we could), but how can we work together to ensure our young people are Well Prepared to deak with the realities of the modern world through a focus on physical and emotional wellbeing.

Children’s life satisfaction in the UK has declined faster in the last three years than in any other country


Together we need to be the change we want to see. Driven by schools, Well Schools will be a place to share practice and support one another to place wellbeing at the very heart of education.