1 Critically appraise the impact of health and well-being on professional development and recommend creative strategies to improve and promote positive mental health, well-being, grit and resilience as a secondary school teacher.
2 Identify and critically appraise strategies to enhance pupils’ mental, social and personal health and well-being in secondary education.

This assessment requires you to critically appraise the impact of health and well-being on professional development for teachers
Section 1: Identify and evaluate the factors that impact on teachers’ health and wellbeing, both negatively and positively
Section 2: Recommend and justify school-led strategies that can improve and promote positive health and well-being among staff
Section 3: Critically evaluate the benefit of grit and resilience in teachers and how this will improve health and wellbeing


Level HE7 – It is expected that the Reference List will contain between fifteen to twenty sources. As a MINIMUM the Reference List should include four refereed academic journals and five academic books

Indicative Reading

Armstrong, D. & Squires, G. (2012) (Eds) Contemporary issues in Special Educational Needs: Considering the whole child. Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw-Hill Education
Black, P. and Wiliam, D. Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment. 1998, GL Assessment
Blatchford, R. (2017) (3rd Edn) The Teachers’ Standards in the classroom. London: Sage/Learning Matters
Cowley, A (2019) The Wellbeing Toolkit: Sustaining, supporting and enabling school staff. London: Bloomsbury.
Dyson, A. & Milward, A. (2000). Schools and Special Needs: Issues of innovation and inclusion. (London, Paul Chapman Publishers).
Glazzard, J. & Bostwick, R. (218). Positive Mental Health: A Whole School Approach. St Albans:Critical Publishing
Leitch, S. (2006). Prosperity for All in the Global Economy: World class skills. Final Report. London: The Stationery Office.
Lucas, B (2018) Developing Tenacity: Teaching learners how to persevere in the face of difficulty (Pedagogy for a Changing World). Carmarthen: Crown House Publishing.
Ofsted (2012) No place for bullying: How schools create a positive culture and prevent and tackle bullying. London: Ofsted
Public Health England. (2015) Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing: A whole school and college approach. London: Public Health England. [online] Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/promoting-children-and-young-peoples-emotional-health-and-wellbeing
Richards, G. & Armstrong, F. (2011) Teaching and learning in diverse and inclusive classrooms: Key issues for new teachers. Abingdon: Routledge
The Salamanca Statement (1994). Special Educational Needs: Access and Quality.
Stones, S. & Glazzard, J. (2020). Staying Mentally Healthy During Your Teaching Career. St Albans:Critical Publishing
Trilling, B. and Fadel, C. (2009). 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.