Wellbeing in Education
Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice
The Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice was first published in 2018. It provided a definition of wellbeing, and an overarching structure encompassing the existing, ongoing and developing work in the area of wellbeing in education. It was informed by international research and practice and the many relevant policies and guidelines already available to schools and centres for education.
Since it was published, significant work has taken place to realise the vision set out in the Department’s Wellbeing Policy. Through the collaboration of the Department’s support services and other stakeholders and partners, the Wellbeing Framework for Practice has been finalised. This comprises the key areas of wellbeing in education on which schools are advised to focus, the indicators of success in each of these key areas and statements of effective practice to guide schools. In addition, a suite of resources to support schools in this important work has been developed.
Schools and centres for education are asked to include wellbeing promotion as a focus for their School Self-Evaluation (SSE). This should involve the development, implementation and review of wellbeing promotion in their schools, which includes tracking impact.
The resources that have been developed for schools are at the links below:
Support & Resources
Wellbeing Action Research Project