Well Schools

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Well Schools aims to help improve education outcomes by placing wellbeing at its very heart to support school staff, senior leaders and young people. It isn't a programme, quality mark or intervention; it's all of us coming together to drive change, share challenges and solutions and help find support.

Well Schools aims to help improve education outcomes by placing wellbeing at its very heart to support school staff, senior leaders and young people. It isn’t a programme, quality mark or intervention; it’s all of us coming together to drive change, share challenges and solutions and help find support.

What is a Well School?

A Well School places just as much emphasis on wellbeing as it does on academic performance. It understands that children and young people are more effective learners when they are happy and well and that they must take care of their staff and their pupils wellbeing to create a culture that allows everyone to reach their potential.

Why Well Schools?

  • Wellbeing impacts on student’s self-belief, aspirations and learning
  • Teachers wellbeing underpins great teaching
  • Wellbeing in schools can be a reaction to poor wellbeing rather than the promotion of positive wellbeing
  • Environmental and social changes affecting young people’s physical and mental development demand different approaches to education
  • The changing world demands broader education outcomes.

Well Led

Staff and Headteacher wellbeing is actively supported and championed ensuring the whole school is ‘well-led’ and connected with the wider school community.

Well Prepared

Every child has a foundation of physical and emotional literacy that will prepare them to be effective learners and cope with the pressures of life.

Well Equipped

Every child is equipped with the human skills through a curriculum and enrichment programme that develops their social capital and helps them thrive in a modern world.

Powered by Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust is a children’s charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits of play and sport. We have more than 20 years of experience and expertise in pioneering new ways of using sport to improve children’s wellbeing.

The Youth Sport Trust is passionate about working with education to deliver improved outcomes for young people. We have a proud history of supporting the education sector with the development of physical, social and emotional wellbeing, and are increasingly addressing the complex mental health issues of this generation. We do this by working in partnership with schools, charities and other organisations with complementary expertise.

To find out more about what we do please visit www.youthsporttrust.org.

And Bupa Foundation

The Bupa Foundation’s purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. We are a charity who run and help fund practical projects that have a positive impact on people’s mental health. Many of us will struggle with our mental health at some point and we’re committed to sharing our expertise, resources and funds to support better mental wellbeing.

The Bupa Foundation Wellbeing for Educators programme offers free, practical wellbeing workshops for people working in schools.

To find out more about what we do please visit www.bupaukfoundation.org.

Join the movement

By registering FREE to the Well School community you are committing to JOIN THE MOVEMENT for change in education, connect with colleagues across the UK to share resources and support each other and celebrate the impact of your Well School.

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