Recently the DfE published a research project on the information schools provide to support their pupils’ wellbeing and mental health. The report uses a sample to assess activities and approaches adopted in different schools to help schools promote pupil wellbeing. The report findings will be used by the DfE to further understand how it can assist schools to meet their legal obligations in the future to support mental health and wellbeing in school communities.
From the sample, five primary schools used Team Teach to train staff in de-escalation and positive handling techniques for children and young people’s services. Team Teach was referenced in the report as a key provider of “evidence informed programmes involving whole-school approaches and/or staff training within the behavioural and anti-bullying policies that were aimed at establishing positive learning environments”. Click here to read the full report and find out more about the activities and approaches adopted by the schools to promote positive learning environments.