About Us

We know that unhealthy, unhappy children don’t learn. We have a physical and mental health crisis with children and young people and our education system isn’t developing the skills and characteristics they need for today’s society and the world of work. At the same time, staff are leaving the profession and suffering from similar health and wellbeing challenges.

Why Well Schools?

  • Health and wellbeing impacts on student’s self-belief, aspirations and learning
  • Teachers' wellbeing underpins great teaching
  • Schools are reacting to poor wellbeing rather than promoting positive wellbeing
  • Environmental and social changes affecting young people’s physical and mental health demand different approaches to education
  • The changing world demands broader education outcomes.

Did you know?

of teachers have considered leaving the profession
of 11-16 year-olds have a diagnosable mental health issue
of parents would prefer to send their child to a 'happy' school

Our Partners

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What is a Well School?

A Well School places just as much emphasis on health and wellbeing as it does on academic performance. It understands that children and young people are more effective learners when they are happy and healthy, and that they must take care of their staff and their pupils wellbeing to create a culture that allows everyone to reach their potential.

Well Led

Support staff health and wellbeing as part of a whole school culture.

Well Prepared

Positive physical and mental health so children are prepared for learning and life.

Well Equipped

Develop skills that make children uniquely human, so they thrive in the modern world.

Delivered by Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust is a children’s charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits of play and sport. We are passionate about improving the life-chances of every child. We support the education sector with the development of children’s physical, social and emotional development, and addressing the inequalities this generation faces. We do this by working in partnership with schools, charities and other organisations with complementary expertise.

To find out more about what we do please visit www.youthsporttrust.org.

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