Schools that work purposefully toward enhancing the mental, social, emotional, and physical health of both their staff and students frequently report the results that principals want to hear:
• higher academic achievement from students
• increased staff satisfaction and decreased staff turnover
• greater efficiency
• the development of a positive school and ultimately
• the development of a school-community culture that promotes and enhances student growth
Research quoted by ASCD in the United States supports the need for schools to work with BOTH students and staff. Their paper ‘Aligning Health and Education in the School Setting’ is well worth reading.