Charity urges Ofsted to focus on wellbeing

An open letter has been delivered to Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman calling for wellbeing and mental health to be given greater priority when the Common Inspection Framework is updated next year.

Ms Spielman has also been sent an illustration of the “perfect school”, which has been created by young people and artists and which focuses on issues of wellbeing.

It is part of the Wise Up campaign which is calling for “a rebalancing” of the education system to make wellbeing a priority, and which is being run by mental health charity YoungMinds.

The letter, which is hosted online, has been signed by almost 23,000 people and is printed in full below.

Ms Spielman has also been sent a copy of an illustration showing the ‘perfect school’ when it comes to wellbeing and mental health. The image, pictured here, was created at a live event in October. It was drawn by artists Josie from Studio JoJo and Hannah Eachus and inspired by suggestions from young people, parents and teachers.

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