Micklands Primary School

Micklands Primary School

Micklands Primary School

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Well-being survey results

Shortly before we started the Daily Mile back in the Autumn Term of 2016 I conducted a happiness and well-being survey with a number of children in KS2. Having had a focus on mental health and well-being for a while now, I conducted the same survey again to see if our measures had had an impact.

The questionnaire gives children statements that they have to tick if they apply to them. Some of them are positive (e.g. I have lots of friends) and others are more negative (e.g. I never feel safe). Each statement is assigned a score. These are then added together and averaged to give an overall happiness score – the lowest it could be is 1.68 and the highest is 4.25.

I am pleased to say that our overall happiness score rose from 3.14 in 2016 to 3.52 today. This suggests that the children at Micklands are increasing their happiness and well-being.

While it is difficult to pinpoint the precise reasons for this, the following measures that the school has put in place since the 2016 survey could have had a positive impact:

  • Introduction of the Daily Mile
  • Addition of second Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
  • Participation in the school mental health project
  • Simplification of behaviour rewards and consequences and promotion of the houses system
  • Introduction and promotion of outdoor learning
  • Increase in number of sports events

We will continue to work on improving this area as I believe that happy and settled children make the best learners, friends and contributors to society.

Click here to see the full results and analysis.