When discussing mental health I often get asked on the best way to measure wellbeing by school leaders and educational professionals.
Before answering the question it is worth considering the desire and risks of measuring.
Why measure wellbeing in schools?
What tool can schools use to measure wellbeing?
A good survey starting point is the annual survey by Education Support. Education Support can also run a survey in your setting and provide an analysis of the results for a fee, which is worth considering if you are seeking to get a comprehensive summary along with benchmarking to similar settings.
Qualified mental health support in schools and colleges
At Minds Ahead, we have worked with partners to research, design and deliver innovate Masters programmes that are the first of their kind.
We offer a masters award to school leaders and a Mental Health Specialist postgraduate diploma to colleagues who support pastoral care. Both qualifications are studied online while working so that the knowledge and skills learnt are applied immediately within their setting and tailored to that establishment’s needs.