“It has been extremely useful as staff can see at a glance the importance of their role in supporting the wellbeing of the children.”
Sacred Heart Primary
Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) and Curriculum for Excellence are central to improving outcomes for Scotland’s children and young people. Both emphasise that promoting, supporting and safeguarding the wellbeing of children is a responsibility for all staff working in a school or nursery.
We’ve developed a wellbeing-focused guide for early years establishments and schools, aimed at supporting professional dialogue and self-evaluation.
By focusing on wellbeing, the guide can help professionals to develop the Getting it right for every child approach in education settings.
Staff are already using the guide to structure discussion and work through their own audit processes.
- Gives staff a clear understanding of wellbeing
- Demonstrates the links between wellbeing and the teaching and learning process
- Helps identify actions to improve culture, systems and practice in their establishment
- Highlights and recognises good practice
- Supports the development of improvement objectives based on wellbeing and provides evidence of improvement as part of an overall improvement plan
Download the GIRFEC interactive guide for schools and nurseries
Tailored version for the third sector
The GIRFEC approach recognises that children and young people do best when they are well supported by their parents, family and community, and by the universal services of health and education.
Third sector organisations play a significant role in communities and working in partnership with universal services can be key to promoting, supporting and safeguarding wellbeing for many children and young people.
This version of the interactive guide to evaluating wellbeing is aimed at supporting third sector organisations to consider wellbeing in the context of their organisation and service to improve outcomes for service users. It will support dialogue between workers to improve understanding of wellbeing, contribute to improvement planning and strengthen the shared language of partnership working within the GIRFEC framework.
Download the GIRFEC interactive guide for the third sector