A paper by our partner Andrew Fuller. The last few years have accelerated the demand for schools to have effective wellbeing processes. The level of issues faced by students, their parents and staff have been unprecedented. It has been like the future kicking down the front door and announcing its arrival.
Many of the approaches we used to use are no longer ‘fit for purpose’. We need to reinvent
what we do. Simply put, what worked in 2019 no longer works. To extend this, ACER published in 2020 a meta-analysis of wellbeing programs that demonstrated that they have little or no impact on wellbeing in terms of effect sizes.
This paper aims to help you think through the options that best suit your school and community.