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GREAT Wellness @ DG

We know that unhealthy, unhappy children don’t learn. At Deptford Green, we are pledging to be a Well School with wellbeing at its heart.

Why a Well School?

  • Health and wellbeing impacts on student’s self-belief, aspirations and learning
  • Teachers' wellbeing underpins great teaching
  • Schools are reacting to poor wellbeing rather than promoting positive wellbeing
  • Environmental and social changes affecting young people’s physical and mental health demand different approaches to education.

A Well School places just as much emphasis on health and wellbeing as it does on academic performance. It understands that children and young people are more effective learners when they are happy and healthy, and that they must take care of their staff and their pupils' wellbeing to create a culture that allows everyone to reach their potential.