Marmot (Fair Society Healthy Lives, 2010) stated that every child should have the best start in life. This includes school readiness with firm foundations in good health.

  • Pupils with better health and wellbeing are likely to achieve better academically.
  • Effective social and emotional competencies are associated with greater health and wellbeing, and better achievement.
  • The culture, ethos and environment of a school influences the health and wellbeing of pupils and their readiness to learn.
  • A positive association exists between academic attainment and physical activity levels of pupils.

Read more about the links between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment.

This section provides web links to information and resources for teachers and parents of children in Key Stages 1 and 2.
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