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Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice - An Introduction

This short webinar offers an introduction to the Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice. It is relevant to both school leaders and teachers. An overview is provided of the Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice documents, roles and responsibilities within the school community in wellbeing promotion are highlighted and what is broadly involved in a wellbeing promotion process is signposted. Supports available for schools are also a feature.
Is ceardlann ghréasáin gairid í seo bunaithe ar an ndoiciméad ‘Ráiteas Polasaí Folláine agus Creat Cleachtais’, dírithe do chinnirí agus do mhúinteoirí scoile. Tugtar forbhreathnú ar na doiciméid, na rólanna agus freagrachtaí pobal na scoile maidir le chur chun cinn na Folláine agus cad é go díreach atá í gceist chun an próiseas fholláine a thosnú agus a fhorbairt.  Chomh maith le sin, tá na tacaíochtaí agus acmhainní atá ar fáil do scoileanna luaite




The Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice

Schools and centres for education in Ireland play a vital role in the promotion of wellbeing through a range of activities and approaches to support the academic, physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual development of all children and young people. Many schools and centres for education have already developed innovative approaches to wellbeing promotion supported by strong leadership and quality teaching and learning. Our education system is key to equipping children and young people with the knowledge, skills and competencies to deal with challenges that impact on their wellbeing.

The Department of Education launched the revised Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice in October, 2019. To implement this policy every school and centre for education is required by 2025, to use the School Self-Evaluation (SSE) process to initiate a wellbeing promotion review and development cycle. Schools and Centres for Education will be supported in this process through using the Wellbeing Framework for Practice and Wellbeing Resources outlined below.

Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice  Department of Education Wellbeing in Education Resources

Supporting documents and resources



Teacher Wellbeing

The holistic development of the person is encompassed in the ethos of all schools and the impact that teachers as professionals can and does have on the young people in their care is instrumental to their development. The role of the teacher has now gone far beyond teaching and learning in the classroom, teachers need to be supported in these varied and ever evolving roles from class teacher, tutor, to counsellor and confidant to our young people. Thankfully there are many CPD opportunities for teachers to support their roles including and very importantly in the area of Teacher Wellbeing.

Schools can apply for in-school support in the area of Teacher Wellbeing. Your Advisor will tailor the support to meet the bespoke needs of your school. To apply for this in-school support, click here. To access and download a range of resources to support your wellbeing, visit our Teacher Wellbeing page by clicking the image below. 


The Wellbeing Together Employee Assistance Service (EAS) is arranged and managed by the Department of Education and provides teachers and immediate family members, i.e. partner, spouse or adult child (aged 18 and over) residing at the same address as the employee, with access to confidential counselling and assists in coping with the effect of personal and work-related issues. Counselling is provided on issues such as health, relationships, addictions, bereavement, stress, conflict, critical incident and trauma.

The service is free and confidential and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to teachers in schools. The service is provided by Spectrum.Life. Click on the image below to access the Wellbeing Together website.

HSE Health and Wellbeing supports for Primary Schools


Useful Documents to Support SSE       

SSE Supports