Will Martin

By the numbers: action on pupils’ mental health

Wellbeing is an increasing concern in education, and recent research suggests striking differences between how boys and girls feel about school as they age

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Wellbeing has become a growing issue in schools, with teachers increasingly using mindfulness and stress-prevention techniques to support young people’s mental health.

At Wellington School in Somerset, wellbeing lessons – blending mindfulness and physical activity – have replaced PE lessons, it emerged this month. Pupils also have an outdoor education programme and competitive games.

And last month Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham and former master of the unrelated Wellington College in Berkshire, said that the government should create school league tables ...

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