• Question: Educating children about how to care for their physical health and wellbeing once again has an increasing profile in primary schools. Could we address mental health and wellbeing 'maintenance' more effectively than we currently do?

    Asked by lizlawrence to Katherine on 14 Apr 2015.
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      Katherine Weare answered on 14 Apr 2015:

      Absolutely. It still does not have nearly the priority it needs to in schools, especially secondary schools. It is seen as a bolt on extra and not as linked with learning and thus at core of what an effective school does – although many independent schools are better in this regard than state schools.