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.
- Wellbeing Award for Schools - by Award Place
- Mental Health Awards - by Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools
- Institute for Positive Education - Consultancy for bespoke strategies
- Teaching Wellbeing increases Academic Performance (Alejandro Adler, 2016)
- VIA Character Strengths (Great starting place)
- Institute for Positive Education (currently online)
- IPEN annual conference (This year free and online)
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.
- International Positive Education Network
- Positive Education Schools Association
- Hong Kong Positive Schools Network