Student wellbeing

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Neville Clement analyses a great deal of research literature and identifies that ‘many facets of student wellbeing are affected either directly or indirectly by the nature and quality of relationships with significant others’ and that student wellbeing is also dictated by ‘school and classroom climate, student connectedness to school, and student motivation’. He goes on to state that the reason student wellbeing is important is because it is ‘a positive observable outcome of the implementation of values’ that traverses ‘affective, cognitive and social domains.’

Creating a safe and supportive school environment is also an important aspect of ensuring student wellbeing. The key elements in ensuring that a school environment is safe and supportive are safety, support, inclusion, challenge and engagement (Churchill et al., 2011).