Updated: Sep 20, 2021
As we start to settle into the new academic year, we move into open evening season as senior leaders start to worry about maintaining and growing student rolls to protect budgets.
This is your opportunity to show your value to the school by demonstrating what you and your department are doing around wellbeing.
Demonstrating what you are doing about Student wellbeing is the number one action you should be taking to boost your students on roll. Youth Sports Trust research carried out in February 2021 among UK parents of school age children found the following. Pupil wellbeing is the top factor for parents when choosing a secondary school (65%) ahead of location (62%), culture and ethos of the staff (59%), facilities (57%), OFSTED rating (57%) and exam results (48%). Here at Future Action, we help schools from all settings to create a whole school approach to student wellbeing through our Building Mental Fitness program. We work with a growing number of forward-thinking schools to implement our ‘9 step building mental fitness road map’ that gives inspirational PE leaders a proven method to transform student and staff wellbeing across the whole school.
We help great teachers give their students and staff proactive self-care strategies to manage their mental health, so all receive early intervention. This reduces the chances of pupils suffering from anxiety and depression in the future so that they can thrive academically and personally instead. If you don’t have a whole school wellbeing program driven by your fantastic PE department, but would like to add one, then we can guide you step by step so that you can implement an award-winning program within 90 days in a time efficient manner for you. Our ‘9 Step Building Mental Fitness Road map’ is broken down into 3 stages. In Stage 1: we develop awareness of what building mental fitness is and how we can identify those students who are struggling with their mental health but sneaking under the radar to create a proactive culture around student wellbeing. Stage 1 - Steps: 1 - Intro to mental fitness -🧘♀️ 2 - Identification - 👁 3 - Self-awareness -🎗
In Stage 2: we equip students & staff with a toolbox of self-care strategies to build confidence & kindness, use worries as a positive, raise aspirations, develop healthy habits and how to access the happiness chemicals. Stage 2 - Steps: 4 - Confidence and Kindness - 💪 5 - Worries As A Positive - 🧠 6 - Habits 🗓 7 - Happiness 😃
Innovative schools are delivering these lessons through a range of activities such as circuit training, yoga and walking for health as part of a broad and balanced PE curriculum that meets their students' individual needs. In Stage 3: we show staff how to embed the programme across the whole school community in 7 different ways to have maximum impact. Stage 3 - Steps: 8 - Whole School Impact - 🏫 9 - Next Steps The results have been extraordinary with happier young people and staff, calmer behaviour across our schools, increases in progress and attainment and attracting new pupils to our schools because of the priority they give to student wellbeing. In addition, we send out personalised certificates to all our partner schools to be displayed in your main reception to prompt conversations with parents on school tours around the great work your school is doing around student wellbeing. Here at Future Action, we have partnered with schools across the world in a range of settings from Primary to Secondary, International Schools to Special Schools to embed these transformational strategies and enable great leaders like you to have whole school impact. If you would like to join this movement of inspirational teachers, then get in touch for a friendly conversation so we can discuss your needs.
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