3 Top tips to improve Emotional Wellbeing in your School

by | May 7, 2021 | Behaviour, Leadership, Wellbeing | 0 comments

Last month I had a huge response from my community (thanks Inspiring Educators!) to my poll asking where you need support in schools right now; there was a clear winner – Emotional Wellbeing.

Watch the video or read below for my 3 top tips on improving and supporting Emotional Wellbeing in your school. These are all topics that I train and speak on:

  1. Boundaries

Not always the easiest thing to do, but being able to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ can save us hours of mental frustration, as can the boundaries around getting lunch every day or enough sleep. Hopping over to the classroom, our ability to hold boundaries around routines and expectations can help our pupils feel safe, improve their emotional wellbeing, and give us an easier time of it with our lessons!

2. Self-Regulation

Knowing our own signs of stress or anxiety early is useful, it enables us to jump in early and help regulate. We need to know what tools are available and work for each of us, as well as where to get support to use them. Our signs are all different, knowing our own and what to do about them helps no end.

  1. Emotional Wellbeing is for all

Emotional Wellbeing is not a one off PSHE lesson or INSET day training; the focus and support of Emotional Wellbeing needs to happen across our whole community in order to make an impact. There is no use instilling boundaries in pupils, if staff feel weary, tired and are unable to look after themselves. Equally, as we learn how to regulate ourselves, the more we can spot these signs in our pupils, the more effective our differentiation is and therefore the more we support their wellbeing and learning.

 

Get in contact to work with me in your school (and its unique context, cohort and circumstances).

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