Next week, starting on 16th September, your son/daughter will fill in an online questionnaire assessing their wellbeing. This is happening across ESF with all students in years 4-13. The Assessing Wellbeing in Education (AWE) assessment helps schools to measure and track the wellbeing of their school community though Positive Education based online wellbeing assessments.
The AWE assessment consists of a collection of validated psychometric scales and scientifically informed questions from the psychology literature that assess various aspects of wellbeing. The AWE assessment covers all major theories of wellbeing, rather than one particular theory or perspective. Filling in the 29 questions should take 5-10 minutes and students will be given time during tutor time, or they can do it at home on their own if they wish.
The school will receive data about each student’s wellbeing, and also anonymised data related to classes, year groups and the whole school. This will allow us to help both individuals and inform whole school plans.
Each student will also receive their own personalised wellbeing report and will be encouraged to talk to their family and friends about their results. Having conversations about what is going well and what is not going so well, is a good first step towards improving wellbeing. Students can also talk to tutors, year heads and counsellors.
Amanda Barton (Wellbeing Coordinator)