Human Values Foundation

Life-enriching values for everyone

Registered Charity Number: 1048755
Horsham, West Sussex

Schools struggle with children's wellbeing

Date Posted: 13 Oct 2019

There is mounting concern about the intense focus on tests and exams at the expense of children's health and wellbeing.

From 1 September school inspectors are seeking a better balance between children's academic learning and equipping them with life skills needed so that whatever their abiliities, all learners can flourish and achieve.

BUT school budgets are very tight and teachers are short of time so they are struggliing to fulfil these expecations and consequently children are suffering.

BUT the necessary holistic approach has always been central to our work and our latest empowering programme THE BIG THINK is what schools need.

"This programme is almost too good to be true!  It's exactly what I've been looking for and seems to do everything."  Head of a primary school in London, 10 October 2019

PLEASE DONATE TO OUR CHARITY - run by volunteers - so that we can give hard-pressed teachers a subscription for The Big Think so that their pupils gain the social and emotional skills they need to thrive and lead healthy, happy lives and feel capable of fulfilling their potential and aspirations.