A Practical Guide to Getting Started, Best-practice Process and Effective Implementation

The Educators’ Guide to Building Whole-school Wellbeing¬†addresses challenges faced by schools wanting to improve wellbeing. While many schools globally now understand the need to promote and protect student wellbeing, they often find themselves stuck – not knowing where to start, what to prioritise, or how to implement whole-school change. This book fills that gap.

This book provides companionships for schools through rich stories from schools around the world who have created wellbeing practices that work for their schools. It guides educators through processes that help create individualised, contextualised, school wellbeing plans. With chapters addressing ‘why wellbeing’, what is ‘whole school’, change dynamics, measurement, staff wellbeing, coaching, cultural responsiveness, and how to build buy-in, it is the first of its kind. Balancing research and practice for each topic, with expert practitioner and researcher insights, this book gives schools access to best-practice guidance from around the world, in a user-friendly format, designed for busy schools.

What sets the author’s apart from the many school wellbeing practitioners globally, is their substantial experience working alongside diverse school groups. While many have experience in one school, few work across a multitude of very different schools and clusters, giving these practising-academics a unique appreciation for effective, cross-context processes.