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Pupils: Health

Question for Department for Education

UIN 185584, tabled on 30 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Prime Minister’s announcement of 10 October 2018 during the Downing Street reception to mark World Mental Health Day that the Government will provide schools with an approved framework which can help them with measuring all aspects of their students’ health, including mental wellbeing, what progress his Department is making on developing that framework; and when he plans to publish that framework.

Answered on

5 November 2018

Schools can make a real difference to the mental wellbeing of their pupils, which is why it is already a priority for many schools. Tools already exist that schools can use to measure pupil wellbeing, but they often find it difficult to determine the appropriate resource. The Department is developing a guide which schools can use as a framework to discuss their pupils’ wellbeing. This will also support teachers and the new designated mental health leads to take steps to boost good mental health in their school.

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