The virtual school commissioned Achieving Wellbeing CLA programme in 9 settings November 2018 to December  2019 across Kingston, Richmond, Windsor & Maidenhead

For the full report including individual child case studies, click here

Headlines

  • Data evidencing improved outcomes for 23 children as a result  the programme
  • Reading: At the start of year one, 36% of the children were working below the expected standard in reading and none were working at greater depth.  By the end, only 14% were working below and 5% were working at greater depth.
  • Writing: At the start of year one, 46% were working at below the expected standard in writing.  By the end of the programme, all children in the cohort were at least working towards or above.
  • Maths:  At the start of the programme 45% of the cohort were working at below the expected standard in writing and none were working at greater depth.  By the end of the programme, only 15% were working below and 25% were working at greater depth.
  • All of the Designated Teachers we worked with felt that as a result of the programme, staff are more aware of the distinction between emotional wellbeing and mental health, the link to academic achievement and what they can do, individually and collectively,  to transform the culture and climate of their setting
  • All Designated Teachers had a more detailed understanding of their statutory role and better understood the role of the virtual school

Feedback

 “My coach was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.  He has really encouraged me to think about my practice and make improvements that will benefit students across the entire school.”  Francis Markhall, Assistant Headteacher, The Green School for Girls

“John was a very engaging Coach and easy to talk to. He recognised the work we do here and it was good to have that validated.” Sarah Kieran, Senior Deputy Head, Christs’ CofE Secondary School

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with David my coach on this project. When I started, I was completely new to role and had no idea what I was getting myself into however, David has been a great support in providing me with all the relevant information and advice I need to be an effective DT. When we do get any CLA on role I feel confident that I am equipped with the knowledge to ensure they are able to flourish within our setting.” Heather Mitchell, Designated Teacher, Dedworth Middle School.