How do you know if your wellbeing practices are making a difference? If we rely so heavily on statistical data to monitor academic achievement, why can't we use statistical data to monitor student wellbeing?
Our conversations with schools have revealed that many schools rely on observational data to track student wellbeing. However, this data cannot predict outbursts, show long term effectiveness of wellbeing practices, and is inaccurate for students who are better at concealing their feelings. Our 12+ years of experience supporting schools with their whole-school wellbeing implementation has taught us that wellbeing can be measured statistically which has helped schools avoid incidents, evaluate the effectiveness of their wellbeing practices and track long term progress.
In this webinar, recorded on Wednesday 18 August 2021, CEO and Founder Nikki Bonus invites Andrew Doyle, former Principal at Marten Public School and Illawong Public School, to discuss his school's wellbeing practices which continue to deliver measurable improvements in student wellbeing and engagement.
In this webinar, our experts will discuss:
ABOUT OUR EXPERTS
Andrew Doyle has worked with the Department of Education for the last 28 years. His interest in wellbeing started when he started teaching at Lurnea Public School where he became an Assistant Principal that was responsible for student wellbeing. He later accepted a promotion to Deputy Principal at Gymea Bay, and then became Principal at Illawong Public School and Marton Public School. As a Sydney East PSSA Life Member and former President of Sutherland PPC, Andrew has worked hard to make a difference in the lives of all students, despite competing priorities as a leader. He dedicated his time with the Department of Education in helping students, no matter their background, to strive to achieve their best. In taking a leave of absence from the Department of Education, Andrew is working in a consultancy and advisory role with Life Skills Group with the aim to assist as many students as possible across the country.
Nikki Bonus is an experienced Edtech founder and CEO of Life Skills Group, harnessing more than 20 years of deeply personal and professional experience in the development and delivery of social-emotional literacy programs for individuals, organisations, and most importantly, teachers and students. Nikki’s work has helped give voice to more than 850 schools, connecting with 20,000 teachers and 500,000 primary school children to build a continuing evidence base of what works to measure, report and implement real improvements in wellbeing for school communities.She was one of a 100 CEOs that was invited to participate in the Google - Engage - Search Inside Yourself leadership program, San Francisco, training her to deliver Transformational Professional Development experiences backed by world experts in neuroscience, leadership, mindfulness and emotional intelligence.She epitomises resilience having been out of home by the age of 16. The tragedies of mental health contributed to her brother taking his life at a young age. Her intrinsic motivation is the belief that no matter where you were born, no matter what family you were born into, anything is possible. Her commitment is to work in collaboration with governments, school communities to see Social Emotional and Physical Literacy as valued as academic performance.