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Wellbeing in Education in Childhood and Adolescence

We are partnered with the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to redesign their approach to pupil wellbeing for 1.2million students globally.

The Wellbeing Research Centre serves as an academic partner to the IBO in studying the wellbeing of children and young people in education. Our work emphasises that there is value in using school time, money, and resources to improve pupil wellbeing.

Crucially, there is seemingly no trade-off to make between wellbeing and academic performance.

Put simply; happier children make better learners.

For more information on our work with the International Baccalaureate, visit ibo.org/research/wellbeing-research.

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Cover of the report 'Wellbeing in Education in Childhood and Adolescence'

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