According to a recent governmental report into the link between well-being and attainment, schools that have programmes that directly improve students’ social and emotional learning demonstrate 11% higher results in exam results.

Higher attaining schools have greater levels of participation in physical activity and sports programmes than lower performing schools, for example. Emotional health and wellbeing is of increasing importance to Ofsted and is considered during the inspection process.

Here are some Ofsted resources for schools to give you more information on the importance of this to your inspections and how you can be ‘Ofsted ready’:



What works in promoting emotional health and well-being and responding to mental health problems in schools?

Mental health and behaviour in schools.

Resilience and results.

Preparing to teach about emotional health and well-being.

Promoting children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing.

No health without mental health.