Wellbeing Support Tool

The Wellbeing Support Tool has been developed by David Bartlett MBE, head of Pear Tree School. This is a school for students with special needs. The school works with children with severe social needs, such as bullying, exploitation and abuse. 

The Wellbeing Support Tool is offered free to schools. It is suitable for mainstream schools with particularly challenging students who may need professional support but who are not able to access the support they need.

The tool helps schools to assess the individual needs of individual students. It was developed to help all schools identify specific issues that the student may need to address. The tool is founded on values-based principles. It provides extensive suggestions and the school offers in-person support where needed.

Who Should Use the Tool

The free tool assesses two foundations of students' wellbeing, their Personal Holistic Competence and their Values. It breaks their competencies down into 11 personal sections such as health, emotional and behavioural development, identity and family, and social relationships. The assessed results establish a series of measurements that help schools to understand the most pressing areas of emotional support needed by the student and how prepared s/he is to enter the workforce.

The assessor can be a teacher, instructor, support worker or carer. The assessor only needs to input data if an issue is identified. The system automatically generates an action plan at the end of the process for the child and support team to work towards. 

The assessment tool is available here: www.onlinephc.com

Easy Access

The tool is quick and easy to access. Below are examples of the simple pages an assessor fills in when they start an assessment.

Student set-up
Student admin

Easy to Use

The tool asks a series of prefilled questions about the student. The assessor only needs to enter information if an issue is identified. This makes it is relatively quick to use. Example forms are set out below.

Values Assessment

Tool Reports

The system creates a tailored report with an action plan for the student and their support team to work towards. Research shows that sustainable improvements in wellbeing are best achieved through small steps. The tool has been developed to support and encourage progress over time. 

The report is set out in three sections:

To download an example report, click here

How to Get Started

Information on how to access and use the tool is below:

Scientific Underpinning

The tool was subject to independent research. It examined how effective the tool was in improving the wellbeing of students, with a particular emphasis on students with significant emotional challenges. The research found that statistically significant changes to children’s global wellbeing can be meaningfully captured using the tool's marginal gains informed measure.