Wise Up: Prioritising Wellbeing in Schools
We’re calling on the Government to rebalance the education system so that the wellbeing of students is considered as important as academic achievement.
Wise Up: prioritising wellbeing in schools
There is a growing mental health crisis in our schools. An estimated 3 children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem, rising to 1 in 4 when we include emotional distress.
Our new report, Wise Up: Prioritising Wellbeing in Schools, provides 5 recommendations to the Government on how to rebalance to education system.
Our recommendations to Government
We’re making recommendations to Government, calling on them to:
- update existing legislation to enshrine wellbeing as a fundamental priority of schools
- establish mental health and wellbeing as central part of school improvement, by strengthening the focus on wellbeing provision within the Ofsted framework
- develop, trial and establish a wellbeing measurement framework by 2020
- embed an understanding of wellbeing, mental health and resilience in all teacher training
- provide schools with designated funding to resource wellbeing provision
Find out more
To explore the issues and our recommendations in more detail, download our report Beyond Adversity.