Sponsored
WATCH: Tips for embedding wellbeing at your school

Join Matt Seddon as he explains how his school in Hong Kong has made staff and student wellbeing a priority

Tes Editorial

How to make staff and student wellbeing a priority at your school

Below is a recording of a Tes webinar produced in association with Staff Pulse from 21 October 2020.

The past year has brought about huge challenges for school leaders. While initially school closures posed a multitude of logistical hurdles, more recently the focus has shifted to the mental health of staff and students who had their lives turned upside down as the world went into lockdown.

For some schools, this has meant a reassessment of priorities but for others, such as Kellet in Hong Kong, wellbeing has long been at the top of the agenda.

In the following webinar, head of senior school Matt Seddon explains some of the ways in which the school has made wellbeing a priority through the implementation of Positivity Kellet – the school's internationally-recognised strategic approach to wellbeing and positive education.

Matt Seddon webinar

 

References:

Research

Training

Student wellbeing measurement tools

  • PASS - Pupil Attitude to Self and School
  • AWE - Assessing Wellbeing in Education
  • SAQI - School Attitude Questionnaire Internet 

Feel Good Fridays

Feel Good Fridays are a joint student and staff initiative which developed organically at Kellett School in Hong Kong. They are designed to be free to implement, and send students into the weekend feeling great. They have had a tremendous impact and provide a great way to start a journey into wellbeing.

Connections

Matt Seddon is head of senior school at Kellet, The British International School in Hong Kong. You can reach him via Twitter, email and Linkedin

Staff Pulse

Tes Editorial

Latest stories

Geoff Barton

Omicron, nativities and the DfE: Another fine mess

Schools are being told what to do by those with no concept of the reality of running a school - and it's only making an already tough situation a lot harder, explains Geoff Barton
Geoff Barton 3 Dec 2021
New headteachers - here are 9 things you need to know

Headteacher wellbeing and sources of 'streth'

Former headteacher Chris McDermott set out to find out the true causes of leader stress and support – and in doing so coined a whole new term, as he explains here
Chris McDermott 2 Dec 2021
Transdisciplinary learning: how to embed it in your school

Why you need a transdisciplinary curriculum

At the Aspirations Academies, six hours a week are dedicated to applied transdisciplinary learning - but how does it work? And should you apply something similar at your school?
Steve Kenning 2 Dec 2021