Whole school approach
The importance of a whole school approach.
‘In a whole school approach, wellbeing and mental health are everyone's business,’ with genuine engagement across the entire community: staff, pupils, governors, parents and external services. The approach involves multiple components including early identification and intervention; staff wellbeing and development; and skills-based work for pupils, but above all it adopts a positive and universal focus on wellbeing.
Why have a whole school approach?
- Improved pupil wellbeing
- Improved staff wellbeing and retention
- Improved academic learning
- Strong link to improving school’s overall effectiveness
- Development of social and emotional skills
- Prevention of MH problems
- Improved school behaviour - reduction in fights, bullying, exclusions and absence.
The Partnership has produced a suite of resources to support practitioners to understand, embed and assess a whole school approach in their schools and colleges: