Wellbeing, Digital Wellness & Safeguarding Resources
Cambridge Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring – Cambridge Wellbeing Check
The Cambridge Wellbeing Check is a simple, student-led digital assessment that empowers schools to develop a positive approach to wellbeing. The Check was developed by world renowned experts at the Cambridge University Faculty of Education. It gives schools unprecedented insight into how students are feeling.
It is inclusive – The 22 questions are clear and simple enough for children as young as seven, and for children with English as a second or additional language.
It is accessible – The assessment is flexible and free from paperwork and marking - It takes about 20 minutes of screen time (it works on desktop, tablet and mobile devices).
It is trackable – Multiple students can complete the Cambridge Wellbeing Check at the same time. Schools can use the Cambridge Wellbeing Check as much as they want or need to over the course of the academic year.
It is useful – With an instant wellbeing snapshot, plus twelve reports, it’s designed to help schools track, monitor and evaluate wellbeing throughout students’ learning journeys, such as in the run-up to exams, starting a new year or school, or any other significant milestones. It also comes with easy to integrate follow-up lesson plans.
CPOMS is an intuitive system which helps ensure that children, young people and adults are safe and fully supported. “The bottom line is that our children and families are safer because we use CPOMS” – Jon Barr, St Barnabas CE VC Primary School. We are proud to be the market leading safeguarding, pastoral and wellbeing solution now working with over 16,100 schools. 2022 has seen a record number of customers switch to us from other providers. “The switching process was a dream, probably the easiest I’ve ever has to do. The support is absolutely brilliant, such nice people. The product speaks for itself – best in its field.” – Philip Crompton, Manor Academy. As a result of using CPOMS, staff are able to focus on teaching and providing support instead of focusing on administration. Following the great success of CPOMS, 18 months ago we were delighted to announce the launch of CPOMS StaffSafe. Within CPOMS StaffSafe you can upload, keep, record and govern all information regarding adults working within your setting. Alongside CPOMS and CPOMS StaffSafe we have 2 new products, CPOMS Engage here in the UK and StudentSafe in the US.
LGfL – The National Grid for Learning in partnership with Child Bereavement UK – The Child Bereavement Toolkit
The LGfL Bereavement Toolkit is a free, online, resource that is available for anyone to use, whether that is teachers, leaders and pupils in schools, or parents with their children at home. To create it LGfL partnered with its fellow charity Child Bereavement UK. This combination of their expertise built up over years and backed up by research, and our capabilities in developing educational resources and putting them online for anyone to use resulted in this comprehensive mix of practical advice, guidance, and activities to help schools through situations that can be traumatic and unsettling for the whole community.
It’s approach is both pragmatic and non-prescriptive, clear that there is no ‘right way’ to behave or react at such times, and includes specific guidance for learners with special educational needs and disabilities, and for those who are autistic.
Presented as a combination of short videos, written policies and advice, and lesson planning and resources it gives schools and staff the practical support they need to deal with an emotional subject.
Lightspeed Systems – Lightspeed Alert
Lightspeed Alert helps schools prevent suicide, self-harm, bullying, and violence, providing an early warning threat detection solution on school-owned devices and within school-managed learning platforms Statistics prove time and time again that early warning signs of a students’ potential crisis are visible and recorded on digital platforms and, as more and more school devices are placed in the hands of students, schools are turning to Lightspeed Alert to ensure every step possible is being taken to support the mental and physical wellbeing of the young people in their care.
Patented and advanced AI technology scans student activity in email, chat, documents, social media, search queries, and images for concerning behaviour, adding incidents to a case management system for review by school safeguarding teams. Depending of the severity of the incident, cases are also flagged to be reviewed by Lightspeed System’s internal Safety Specialists, a highly-trained multi-national team providing 24/7/365 coverage to ensure timely intervention is provided where an imminent risk to student safety is discovered.
National Online Safety – National Online Safety Certified School Membership
National Online Safety’s library of resources and CPD training not only addresses clear and present online safeguarding issues such as sexting, grooming and exposure to age-inappropriate content – it also incorporates more over-arching wellbeing themes, such as how internet-enabled devices can make it easier to reach out to friends who are experiencing a difficult time; to find inspiration for activities that boost mental health or reduce stress; and to become (and remain) aware of the considerable risks to self-esteem that could stem from emotionally investing in social media too heavily.
This entire collection is available to education providers who complete our Certified School programme, which engages and empowers the whole school community (including governors and support staff), with role-specific training for specialised positions (such as DSLs and ICT leads). In addition to reinforcing and improving staff’s knowledge and confidence in the online safety arena, securing Certified School status also enables settings to evidence their online safeguarding credentials – both to Ofsted inspectors and to the parents and carers of current and prospective students.
School Wellbeing Accelerator – Welbee
Welbee from School Wellbeing Accelerator is an easy-to-use online evaluation and staff wellbeing improvement tool, designed to help senior leaders and HR directors create mentally healthy schools, retain and motivate staff, reduce costs, drive up student attainment, and enhance their Ofsted Leadership and Management Judgement, where relevant.
The survey used to establish the current position and track progress is recognised by the DfE Education Staff Wellbeing Charter – a voluntary declaration of support for, and set of commitments to, the wellbeing and mental health of everyone working within their establishment.
Benchmarked scores give Multi-Academy Trusts, schools and colleges confidence in their current position, measuring against the Health and Safety Executive’s Management Standards. The dashboard provides a comprehensive report, including recommended actions, alongside heatmaps, analytics, and an editable PowerPoint presentation, meaning results can be quickly shared and action taken. MATs can also benchmark their schools internally and anonymously.
Leaders can respond to open comments while maintaining anonymity, boosting engagement, and continue this throughout their subscription year with Welbee Voice. The Welbee Toolkit provides interactive training and resources to support implementation. All backed by remote support and a full money back guarantee. Meaning building wellbeing into the culture has never been easier.
South West Grid for Learning – ProjectEVOLVE
ProjectEVOLVE is a free digital literacy toolkit that supports online development in children and young people. It assists professionals in educating, guiding, and supporting children and young people throughout their use of technology within their online lives.
ProjectEVOLVE is an essential solution for the modern-day concern of maintaining online safety awareness, digital development and digital wellbeing in children and young people. The toolkit covers over 600 separate resources that cover various topics, themes, curriculums and age ranges from very young children, right up to 18. It establishes some of the fundamental building blocks around the right sort of education needed for their online development and digital wellbeing.
For over 25 years, Thrive’s unique approach to wellbeing has been proven to make a positive impact on children and young people’s learning and lives. The Thrive Approach has two components – high-quality training and a mental health mapping and action planning tool called Thrive-Online. The combination of both allows educators to monitor and measure progress in wellbeing and to create action plans to improve things, building positive relationships as the catalyst for change.
Thrive is used by those working with children and young people aged 0-25 years and is underpinned by neuroscience, attachment theory and child development research. Thrive is currently used in more than 2 600 school settings in the UK as well as by organisations supporting families and those in social care, youth justice and the healthcare sectors.
Settings using the Approach report that mental health and wellbeing, attendance, staff morale, relationships with parents and carers, behaviour and attainment have improved while fixed term exclusions, absenteeism and long-term mental health problems have decreased. Settings also report that they are saving money on interventions and additional staffing costs to support poor behaviour and that they are well-prepared for Ofsted inspections because they have data to evidence pupil’s progress.