Evidence base for health and wellbeing


By Deirdre McConnell
on 26 January, 2015

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We know that SEL matters in schools and has a proven link to attainment.

Pupils with better health wellbeing are likely to achieve better concludes Public Health England in association with NAHT. Research evidence shows that education and health are closely linked, so promoting the health and wellbeing of pupils and students within schools and colleges has the potential to improve their educational outcomes as well as their health and wellbeing. Attention to the evidence base, starting young and developing executive function skills, will make a positive difference to children’s lives.

This guidance is worth a read, linking to useful resources and highlighting the value for schools of promoting health and wellbeing as an integral part of a school effectiveness strategy.

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