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Pupil wellbeing at the heart of governance

Governing Matters
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As governors and trustees, the wellbeing of our pupils is our single most important goal. We volunteer our time to ensure our schools and trusts help them to succeed, to ensure they are healthy, happy and equipped to live fulfilling lives.

But this is an ever-increasing challenge. Concern around wellbeing and the mental health of pupils has been growing for some time, but as we and our nation’s children live through a series of crises, it has come into sharper focus for us all.

“The commitment to wellbeing and mental health support must be at SLT and governing board level. Put it on the agenda, keep it on the agenda.”

Deirdre Kehoe, Young Minds

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