At Mesne Lea, we regard pupil mental health as being of paramount importance and recognise that if a child has high levels of well-being, they are more likely to experience higher levels of educational success. This is revealed by the findings from a review on the impact of pupil well-being on educational outcomes which found:
- Children with higher levels of emotional, behavioural, social, and school wellbeing, on average, have higher levels of academic achievement and are more engaged in school, both concurrently and in later years.
- Children with better emotional wellbeing make more progress in primary school and are more engaged in secondary school.
- Children with better attention skills experience greater progress across the four key stages of schooling in England.
- Children who are bullied are less engaged in primary school, whereas those with positive friendships are more engaged in secondary school.
- As children move through the school system, emotional and behavioural wellbeing become more important in explaining school engagement, while demographic and other characteristics become less important.
- Relationships between emotional, behavioural, social, and school wellbeing and later educational outcomes are generally similar for children and adolescents, regardless of their gender and parents’ educational level.
(Childhood Well-being Resreach Centre, 2012).
Our mission is to ensure that all of our pupils are happy, resilient individuals, who excel all areas of their lives. Our dedicated staff team have been busy collating resources aimed at developing pupil well-being. Enjoy!
Physical Health can support your child’s well-being. Follow EdStart’s June calendar to boost physical and metal health.
Edstart June calendar
Ten keys to happiness:
Action for happiness – calendar of activities