Well-being : Just How Well Are We Doing ?

Well-being : Just How Well Are We Doing ?

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The Department for Education says ....

Schools’ central mission is to promote their pupils’ achievement and to help them to realise their potential as learners. But their role is wider than this: schools are concerned with the development of the whole child and young person. This wider role was outlined in the Children’s Plan’s vision of the 21st century school. It is also reflected in schools’ statutory duty to promote the well-being of their pupils. In developing this role, schools increasingly work in partnership with others who can influence the outcomes achieved by and for their pupils: parents; other schools; other children’s services; and the local authority (LA).

Assessing accurately how well a school is promoting all aspects of its pupils’ well- being is not straightforward. While there is a wealth of benchmarked data about pupils’ attainment and progress, there are currently few data at school level relating to the other aspects of well-being and which can also be benchmarked nationally.

Although schools can influence a range of outcomes beyond those relating to achievement, that does not imply that they should be held fully accountable for those outcomes.'

OFSTED are considering making the issue of well-being a key judgement in the next inspection schedule. Is your school ready ?

Inspectors will therefore need to consider how effectively the pupils’ well-being is being promoted, and whether it could be promoted more effectively.

Our new pack considers :
   What is well-being ?
   How do we measure it ?
   What impact should we see ?
   How can we improve what we do ?
   What are the psychological effects of well-being on the whole school community?
   The link between behaviour and well-being ?

The pack contains guidance, templates and links - making it easy for you to identify your strengths and weaknesses.