Olivia Richards

How to boost wellbeing alongside academic performance

What if you could provide lessons that focused as much on mental health as the core teaching of literacy skills? Olivia Richards has taken inspiration from initiatives in the US, in an effort to combine the two

How to boost wellbeing alongside academic performance

No one working in a school would disagree that pupil wellbeing was one of their fundamental responsibilities. But how much are teachers able to focus on it when so many competing accountability metrics centre on academic performance?

In reality, the two should go hand in hand – wellbeing and academic performance are intimately linked. But it can be tough making those links in a practical way. Teacher Olivia Richards has done just that, having devised a project to boost wellbeing and literacy at the same time.

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