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Emotional Health and Wellbeing Academic resilience


To implement a whole school approach to improving the emotional health and wellbeing of the children and young people with genuine involvement of all staff, pupils, governors, parents, the community and partner agencies. This will lead to a culture in which talking about emotions and feelings, mental health and well-being is the norm; where it is acceptable to acknowledge difficulties and ask for help; where targeted support can be provided to those with identified issues in a coherent and non-stigmatising way; and where the whole school population has the skills and attitudes to support those with greater needs.

The Esk Valley Teaching Alliance and partner agencies are working to improve the emotional health and wellbeing (EHWB) of our children and young people, with a particular focus on building up their resilience.

17 schools from across the Esk Valley Alliance have completed a year- long pilot project that used the evidence based Academic Resilience model as the framework for making positive changes in school to improve pupils EHWB. The University of York provided the support to monitor and evaluate the project and its impact in schools.

Based on pupil responses, the initial cohort of schools are now entering the second year of the project, where they will be focusing on the key research areas of:

  • Transition
  • Effective working with parents
  • Aspirations
  • Pupil voice

A second cohort of schools has recently begun phase one of the project and cohorts three and four will begin in November. These cohorts will be coordinated by Clare Barrowman.


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