Appendix 1: Methodology

The examples of effective practice in this report have been drawn from information ERO gathered as part of 2014 evaluations into how well schools promoted and responded to student wellbeing. ERO identified 13 primary schools and three secondary schools as having features that clearly promoted wellbeing for all students. ERO undertook follow-up visits and gathered more information about practices that promote wellbeing for all students. ERO was also interested in the systems schools had in place to identify and respond when concerns, issues or events required more targeted support.

The schools in this effective practice report have not been named because of the sensitivity associated with some of the examples described.