Wellbeing Matters – a research project

Funded by the Laurel Trust we are excited to be working with the Elliot Foundation to extend understandings of ‘wellbeing’ in schools. The focus for this project is to take the approach developed by the Centre and to test out the extent to which it can support children’s ability to define, control and manage their learning whatever their presumed disadvantage.

We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with a range of primary schools in different parts of the country and hope that the findings of this project can be used to benefit increasing number of children as schools find ways to recognise and respond to the issue of ‘wellbeing’ as a factor that shapes children’s┬álearning experiences.

Much more to follow as the project gets fully underway in January 2017.

A first entry

This month, in partnership with leading multi academy trust The Elliot Foundation, the Centre has embarked on a exciting piece of research funded by the Laurel Trust.

It marks the next step in an signficant journey that has seen the Centre build on an extended piece of research in one school (2010-2013) which was then shared locally (with Teaching and Learning alliances), regionally (through LEA events), nationally (at the Houses of Parliament – to All Party Parliamentary Group for Children) and internationally through opportunities in Canada and Australia.

October saw us publish ‘How to take your school on a journey to outstanding: five building blocks to maximise children’s social learning potential‘, and as interest continues to grow – so we offer you this blog as a chance to share in this journey.

book-cover-for-website-jpegThis blog, will therefore share our desire to see classroom practice and academic research come together, in an ambition to maximise children’s learning potential through recognising the social or personal dimension to learning.