Questions to ask about wellbeing

Get inspiration for what wellbeing questions to ask your school leaders so you can monitor wellbeing strategically.

Last reviewed on 14 January 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. General
  2. Wellbeing initiatives
  3. Staff wellbeing
  4. Staff turnover
  5. Career development
  6. Pupil wellbeing/the curriculum

Our thanks to our associate education experts Julia Skinner, Pete Crockett, and Dr Emma Kell, and to Cait Cooper of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families for their help with this article.

Use the questions below as a starting point for talking about wellbeing with your school leaders and/or wellbeing lead during full governing board meetings or in separate conversations.

You don't need to (and shouldn't) ask all these questions in one meeting. Choose which questions fit best with the focus of your meeting or visit. If you have a wellbeing link governor, check their report to the board first to see if they've already asked some of the questions below.

How are you? How are you, and other senior leaders, managing your/their current workload? Is there anything the board can do to support you further? Do we have a wellbeing policy or action plan? If your school does, ask: how is progress being made towards the wellbeing