Exam results are prioritised over pupil wellbeing, teachers say

The TES is reporting that a majority of teachers believe exams are the priority over wellbeing…

A majority of teachers think exam results are prioritised over the wellbeing of pupils, a charity has said.

The government is being urged to tackle what has been described by YoungMinds as a mental health crisis in UK classrooms.

Most parents think schools have a duty to provide support for students’ mental health, a survey by the organisation suggested.

James Hollinsley, headteacher at Longwood Primary Academy in Essex, praised the charity’s Wise Up campaign. “By formally acknowledging schools’ efforts in pupils’ wellbeing, and placing this on par with that of academic achievement, our nation will thrive,” he said.

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