The Wellbeing Framework for Schools has an overarching statement of commitment to support students to connect, succeed and thrive at each stage of their development and learning. Public schools in NSW are required to have a planned approach to support the wellbeing of all students.
The Framework is underpinned by a Behaviour Code for Students which outlines the standards of behaviour expected in all NSW public schools.
The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation conducted a literature review on student wellbeing, which identified several elements that affect student wellbeing. These include:
- creating a safe environment
- ensuring students are well connected
- engaging students in learning
- promoting social and emotional learning through a whole school approach.
The Wellbeing Framework for Schools addresses these elements, which in turn support schools in the implementation of the School Excellence Framework .