Pupil health and wellbeing

  • Primary to secondary transition: features of an effective programme
    Get inspiration from primary and secondary schools that have embedded the key ingredients of successful transition into their programme to help pupils get ready for the jump to year 7.
  • Secondary transition: a trauma-informed approach
    Make secondary transition smoother and more consistent by collecting better quality information. Find out how 2 secondary leaders use a children's learning and wellbeing audit (CLAWBA) to help them provide the transition support that pupils need.
  • Transition: reception to year 1
    Use these strategies and techniques to smooth pupils' transition from reception to year 1, and find out how EYFS practitioners and year 1 teachers should work together.
Pupil wellbeing 11 articles
  • Fasting during Ramadan: supporting pupils
    Find out what you need to know and do to support pupils fasting during Ramadan, including during exams.
  • How to talk to pupils about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
    Share this guidance with your staff to give them confidence when talking to pupils of all ages about the war between Russia and Ukraine. Find out how to avoid racist and bullying incidents related to the events, and know how to support pupils with higher levels of anxiety.
  • Keeping the cost down this holiday season
    See ideas on how to keep celebrations inclusive and sustainable for pupils, families and staff who might be struggling financially at this time of year. Use our template letter to reassure parents that you're doing everything you can to reduce the cost of celebrations in school.
  • Free school meals (FSM): who's eligible?
    Find out the eligibility criteria for free school meals (FSM), and learn about the transitional protections in place during the Universal Credit rollout period.
  • Natasha's Law and school food standards: requirements
    Get to grips with Natasha's Law and allergen labelling requirements, including what's good practice for cake sales. Plus, understand what the food standards are, when your school has to follow them and how you can check that you're compliant.