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Growing a Culture of Well-being in a Post-Pandemic World

Growing a Culture of Well-being in a Post-Pandemic World

In the session, Andrew will discuss how we can establish a culture of whole school well-being in our settings, how we might go about cementing this culture for children and will also focus upon well-being for school leaders.

What well-being is.
How well-being has changed in the pandemic.
The differences between a grown culture and a built culture
The challenges and barriers to growing a positive culture
Overcoming these barriers
Embracing well-being for the whole community
Steps forward


Established a shared definition of well-being and mental health.

Identify barriers to well-being that school cultures can present.

Identify the role of SBMs in supporting a culture of whole school wellbeing and of looking after their own well-being.

I will in this session refer to my work supporting schools through the requirement to have a Designated Well-being Lead in place by 2025

Facilitator Profile:


Andrew Cowley is a former deputy headteacher who writes and speaks about wellbeing in schools. As co-founder of the Healthy Toolkit blog he promotes the challenging of attitudes and outlooks towards wellbeing, believing it to be a strategic consideration. Andrew is the author of The Wellbeing Toolkit, promoting strategic and values-led staff wellbeing and of The Wellbeing Curriculum, which develops a holistic approach to well-being for primary school. Both are published by Bloomsbury Education. Andrew is now working on wellbeing focussed CPD in schools, lessons and assemblies with children and is also a coach for the School Mental Health Award.


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