Implement an evidence-based approach to pupil mental health

Wellbeing is the beating heart of both the ethos and the curriculum at Charles Dickens Primary School. Here, deputy headteacher Michael Eggleton explains how its whole-school approach to mental health has seen pupil behaviour improve, children more able to articulate their feelings and regulate their emotions, and fewer referrals to CAMHS. He shares the key principles that will work no matter what approach you use, including how to make time for wellbeing lessons in a busy timetable.