One in three secondary schools in Wales are “good” at supporting pupils to be happy, healthy and safe, a report has concluded.

Welsh education inspectorate Estyn has found that two-thirds of primary schools and one-third of secondary schools are helping to keep their pupils healthy and to grow in confidence.

Most other schools strongly support pupils in several aspects but the work is not consistent enough across the whole school.

In the best schools, messages about health and wellbeing in lessons, assemblies and policies are consistent with pupils’ everyday experience. Space to socialise, a nurturing culture, enjoyable opportunities to be physically active, timely pastoral care, and positive work with parents are some of the approaches that collectively ensure pupils become healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives.

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