How is The Wellbeing Alphabet™ relevant to schools?
The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils is outlined as a statutory duty for schools in England, and schools teaching the English national curriculum. Relevant policy and legislation includes:
- The Education Act 2002;
- The Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education Bill
- Ofsted guidance and inspection;
- The Independent Schools Inspectorate guidance;
- Department for Education guidance for British Schools Overseas.
Teaching Programme and Consultation
The Wellbeing Alphabet™ explores emotional literacy through film, discussion, arts and crafts. Each wellbeing word has a child-friendly explanation. For example:
“Aa for able. Able is when you are able to do something, you can do it!”
The Wellbeing Alphabet™ is most appropriate for children aged six to nine, and can be taught by parents, teachers and professionals. The Wellbeing Alphabet™ is designed for easy implementation and teaching resources and training are integral to the programme.
The Wellbeing Alphabet™ was developed in consultation with children, parents, schools and professionals including:
- Head Teachers and Teaching staff;
- Educational Psychologists;
- Behaviour Support and Play Therapy Specialists;
- Special Educational Needs Coordinators.