Why Is Wellbeing Important In Schools?

If there is a child in attendance within your school who you know has negative factors in their lives that affect their wellbeing, the mySchoolWellbeing platform is a great way to ensure senior leaders, teaching staff and other school staff are providing the best environment for them to thrive and feel safe.

Teachers also fall into this category, as they too need to thrive and feel safe in their working environment, not just during challenging situations but every day. 

A happy and healthy teacher means a happier and healthier classroom environment for all students.

It is essential that UK schools have and maintain a healthy and safe environment for all members of the school community – students, teachers, support staff, parents and carers. 

To do this, schools need to focus on the whole school community and not just on academic achievement.

School Community – The Whole School Approach

There are a whole raft of ways in which schools can learn about and support the wellbeing of their whole school community including:

  • Engaging with parents and carers – formal and informal consultation.
  • Surveys dedicated to looking for ways of supporting students and staff within education settings.
  • Health and Wellbeing focus groups that target emotional development, positive emotions, self worth and confidence.
  • Student wellbeing focus groups that educate young people on the importance of academic performance, physical activity, student well being, mental health and wellbeing.
  • Focus groups that help educate children, school staff and carers on school wellbeing, mental wellbeing, promoting positive relationships, how to develop resilience and build resilience.
  • Identifying key school staff who have a particular interest or expertise in wellbeing e.g. school nurses, learning mentors, counsellors.
  • Encouraging all staff to consider wellbeing in their daily work with students – this could be through professional development, mentoring or coaching etc.
  • Involving students in decision making about wellbeing provision and activities within the school.
  • Creating a whole-school policy on wellbeing that is embedded into all aspects of school life.

A supportive school environment can make a big difference to the overall wellbeing of students, families and staff. 

By promoting emotional health, emotional well being, job satisfaction, physical wellbeing and positive psychology, schools can create an environment that supports everyone to thrive.

Mental Health & Mental Illness

There are many programs and resources available to schools to support them in this work, including the mySchoolWellbeing platform.

The mySchoolWellbeing platform is a great way for senior leaders, teachers, students, parents and other school staff to learn about and support the wellbeing of their community.

MySchoolWellbeing is a digital wellness tool that continuously collects information from your staff about their wellbeing and sends you an easy-to-understand health report straight to your inbox.

A monthly wellness score and additional analysis in four areas (Engagement, Culture, Development, and Leadership) are included in our easy-to-understand report, allowing you to create a targeted wellbeing plan.

Our wellbeing reports are perfect for showcasing how you are effectively engaging with all staff and addressing any employee health concerns in a constructive manner, as they have been developed with Ofsted and guardians in mind.

Emotional Wellbeing

Start tracking and monitoring staff health, mental wellness, and stress reduction on a daily basis throughout the year instead of conducting an annual employee survey, using our time-saving mySchoolWellbeing platform.

Keeping the education workplace stress-free and your staff satisfied will assist you in developing and achieving a stronger, more productive school community.

So sign up today and start to focus on promoting staff wellbeing in your school!

To learn more about our platform’s characteristics and benefits, download your free staff wellbeing sample report now!


Published: 24th June 2022

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