Pupil wellbeing

  • 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.
  • Navigate the cost-of-living crisis this holiday season New
    Reduce financial barriers where you can to your festive celebrations this year. Use our template letter to reassure parents that you're doing everything you can to keep the cost of celebrations down in school, and see ideas on how to support your pupils, families and staff at this time of year.
  • Providing free period products: guidance and tools
    Understand how the DfE's free period product scheme works, including how it's funded and how to order products. Download our parent and pupil consultation pack and use our poster to alert pupils to the signs of toxic shock syndrome.
  • Pupils with SEND: supporting mental health
    Learn about whole-school strategies and personalised interventions to support the mental health of pupils with SEND. Find resources from charities and get guidance on writing your mental health policy.
  • Supporting refugee pupils and their families
    Find advice and resources to help support refugee pupils from around the world. Read advice on how to prepare for them joining your school community, what wellbeing challenges you can expect, and ways to make your school a welcoming environment.
  • Supporting trans pupils: a toolkit
    Use this toolkit to create an environment where any trans pupil will feel safe and valued. Find an action plan for managing a pupil’s transition, questions to ask a pupil who tells you they are trans, and guidance on considerations including toilets, changing rooms and uniform.