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What is a Well School?
We want to work with schools to help shape Well Schools. The purpose of the movement is to support schools to drive improvements in wellbeing for all teachers, senior leaders and young people by placing wellbeing at the very heart of schools. 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 us navigate all of the support that is already available.
Why do we need Well Schools?
- 57% of education professionals have considered leaving the sector over the past two years (Education Support Teacher Wellbeing Index 2019)
We can’t keep losing talented people and we need teachers to be at their best for themselves and for the young people they look after. Developing a Well Led school will aim to put the wellbeing of teachers and senior leaders at the top of the agenda.
- 47% of jobs will disappear in the next 25 years (Oxford University)
- 44% of employers feel young people leaving school, college or university are not adequately prepared (CBI June 2019)
Are current curriculums preparing young people for this? How can we work together to ensure all young people are Well Equipped with the skills they need for their future?
- The UK’s children’s life satisfaction has declined faster in the last three years than in any other country (PISA REPORT 2018)
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 take their place in the world as well-rounded citizens?
That is why together we need to support Well Schools.
As we move through the discovery stage of this initiative we want to hear from inspirational and committed professionals from across the education sector who share a passion for placing Wellbeing at the very heart of schools.
We have taken the sad decision to postpone our planned programme of face-to-face Well School Consultation events. Thank you to everyone that registered. We were blown away by your interest and passion and even had waiting lists for events.
In the next few weeks we will be releasing an online update for Well School and consulting with you all digitally. If you wish to join us, then please register your interest below and we will send you all the details directly.
If you have already registered for our consultation or registered your interest previously, we will automatically send you the details
In the meantime, you can also keep the conversation live and complete our teacher survey.
So far 80% of teachers and senior leaders have told us that Happiness and Wellbeing are the most important things a young person should leave school with.
Do you agree? Let us know what you think and join the conversation however you can.
Developing a Well School will be more important than ever over the next few months. We are here and ready to help schools. The issues are too great, the burden is too heavy for anyone to carry alone. Let’s all work together.