Last reviewed on 18 November 2020
School types: All · School phases: All
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See examples of pupil wellbeing policies from primary, secondary and special schools, along with recommendations for developing your own.

Primary schools

Glen Hills Primary School has an emotional health and wellbeing policy.

Some of its objectives are to:

  • Improve behaviour and attendance
  • Reduce bullying
  • Improve staff morale
  • Improve relationships between staff and pupils
  • Have co-ordinated support from a range of external organisations

Christ the Saviour CofE Primary School has a whole-school wellbeing policy which covers: 

  • The school's approach to wellbeing 
  • Warning signs from pupils 
  • Managing disclosures 
  • Curricular and extra-curricular support
  • Working with parents and staff 
  • Training for staff

Secondary school

Harrogate High School has a positive mental health and wellbeing policy which covers: 

  • Teaching about mental health 
  • Supporting pupils with EHC plans 
  • Supporting parents 
  • Supporting peers
  • The school's approach to supporting its community during the COVID-19 pandemic

Special school

Briarwood School's emotional health and wellbeing policy approaches wellbeing according to these 7 principles: 

  • Ethos and environment 
  • Curriculum, learning and teaching 
  • Support for pupils 
  • Support for staff
  • Identification and impact 
  • Working with families 
  • Targeted support 

Use these recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care