Well School Movement

YST Well School Movement
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.

If you're interested in becoming a Well School and would like to find out more then click below to complete our short form. This will ensure you're subscribed to our mailing list for all the latest news and updates about Well Schools and what's on offer.

Become a Well School

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.

To get involved, you just need to follow these simple steps:

Step 1

Please watch our prerecorded introduction to Well Schools. This a 17-minute PowerPoint hosted by Ali Oliver (CEO), Kay Batkin (Networks Director) and Chris Wright (Head of Health and Wellbeing) from the Youth Sport Trust. It is essential you watch this presentation before continuing.

Step 2

Complete our online survey to provide feedback and ensure your voice, views and ideas are heard. The feedback consists of seven questions and all of your responses will be taken to the Education Board for Well Schools that will be made up of current headteachers and teachers from across the UK. They will use your views to help ensure Well Schools is truly created for schools and by schools and we will do everything in our power as a children’s charity to ensure this.

Complete the survey

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.