Most parents value pupil wellbeing above exam results

TES is reporting that parents say wellbeing in school is more important than academic results, according to a new YouGov poll.

The poll of more than 2,000 adults also found the majority of parents with children aged 18 or under see a strong link between positive wellbeing and schools prioritising PE, school sport and physical activity.

Youth Sport Trust chief executive Ali Oliver said: “In recent years, schools have faced increasing pressure to be accountable for exam results, and this has sometimes come at the expense of nurturing young people to be happy, healthy and well equipped to find their place in the world.

The Youth Sport Trust, which works with more than 20,000 schools, is campaigning to reverse cuts to physical education.

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