Top Tip 1: Support the development of a sense of school belonging
A literature review by the Scottish government in 2019 found that promoting school belonging in primary school and facilitating a strong sense of belongingness in secondary school can have a positive impact on pupils’ mental health and school engagement.
A sense of belonging is important for pupils’ educational and wellbeing outcomes. Exploring pupils’ sense of school belonging in primary school before they transition to secondary school may help schools identify those who may experience more difficult transitions.
In this module, Matt shares some thoughts on how schools might help foster a sense of belonging in September.