Our thanks to our associate education experts Pete Crockett, Dr Emma Kell and Julia Skinner and also to Cait Cooper of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families for their help with this article.
All governors are responsible for wellbeing
Work closely with the wellbeing/mental health lead
You're not expected to be an expert on wellbeing and/or mental health.
But you’ll use regular check-ins with the member of staff who's leading on wellbeing/mental health to gather the insights you need to hold staff to account and drive school improvement in this area. See suggestions for questions to ask them below.
Be the wellbeing advocate on your board