Why Measure Wellbeing?

Why Measure Wellbeing?



well-being is when you feel in control of yourself emotionally mentally and physically in a school sense it's about being productive being able to do what you need to and being able to deliver on your goals well-being means that you feel healthy that's mentally and physically we focus on getting H student to express their feelings if something's bothering them wellbeing means happiness comfort and safety well-being has a huge positive impact to the school if you think about what we value in education of course the academic stuff is important but also we're thinking about how are we developing the well-being of our young people and if we're going to answer that question then we need to try to measure well-being and in doing so what we make sure is that no one gets left behind because we're really starting to think about all of our students and how all of them are developing because what we want to be able to do is to track the growth track the development of well-being you know young people to take snapshots of our education system and say well is it really coming out the measures that allow us to focus in and get a sharp view what's going on and what we might do about that will being measurement provides to principals in the schools accurate information real-time information about how everyone is doing every school has a responsibility to ensure that students have the opportunity to develop skills around being well beings it's not just for while they're at school it's so that they can have the skills to thrive in a very complex world I guess like any subject how do you know how students are really going unless you measure it and I think the measurement also indicates that we value it every parent knows every teacher knows that the world feeling of their children really matter and so we want to make sure that they've got a scientific way of measuring well-being outcomes for their children and a means of having a conversation that everybody can join in so we developed a measure that enables children to join with teachers and have a conversation about their well-being in their school we started this work because for for so many years we've been majoring academics and academics only I think here we are embarking on a journey to actually start majoring happiness and well-being and hopefully down the road we can correlate those two details academic theaters and and we'll be in the data the I'm for me is an educator and a leader is that every child has a flourishing life and so that is not just academic success it's the ability to stand up for themselves to have positive relationships and to be well connected to others we want to hear from the voice of every child in every school and we want to make sure that every school's got data about their children in order to be able to have a conversation about how children are progressing and for children to be able to join in so on that basis every child needs a voice and that's what we empty you

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