More than ever before, the wellbeing of students, staff and the school community must be a priority for principals and school leaders.
Leading Improvement in School Community Wellbeing provides a framework for a set of high-impact strategies that individually and together can be the focus of improving wellbeing across the school.
The book provides school leaders with key research-based school improvement practices, authentic case studies in the form of principals’ reflections, and, crucially, practical explanations outlining how to choose a particular practice and how to successfully embed or implement that strategy within the school.
Asking ‘What’s happening?’, ‘What’s working’? and ‘What’s next?’, the three parts of the book provide tools to assess the school community’s wellbeing strengths and needs; to determine actions required to improve student and staff wellbeing; and to effectively implement wellbeing strategies across the school for the benefit of the entire school community.
Dr Donna Cross OAM is a behavioural scientist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Western Australia, Senior Research Fellow at Telethon Kids Institute and Chief Behavioural Advisor for the New South Wales government. Donna’s research addresses child and adolescent wellbeing, mental health promotion, bullying prevention and positive online behaviour and has informed education policy and practice. She was the 2012 Western Australian of the Year, the 2022 inductee to the Western Australian Women's Hall of Fame and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science.
Dr Leanne Lester is Director of Echo Research and Research Manager at the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia. She is an epidemiologist and biostatistician with extensive research and evaluation experience, including program evaluations focused on student and staff wellbeing outcomes.