Supporting a whole-school approach to mental health, behaviour and achievement

Children's emotional health and wellbeing has a huge impact on their ability to learn.

The evidence for this link between wellbeing and attainment can be viewed here.

A whole-school approach is vital to improving children’s emotional health and wellbeing, helping to keep them safe, improve behaviour and raise achievement.

SCARF supports your school in developing and implementing a whole-school approach.

Eight key principles underpin an effective whole-school approach have been identified in Public Health England's Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing: A whole school approach (PHE, 2015).

Click on each of the 8 principles from the Public Health England guidance for checklists, Ofsted* requirements and practical ways that SCARF can support your school in implementing a whole-school approach. 

*The PHE Briefing was published shortly before the revised Ofsted 2015 framework.  We show how your school can achieve the 8 principles for whole-school wellbeing in the context of the current Ofsted Framework and related judgements.