Wellbeing in international schools

The 2021 Report 


Over the past year, schools around the world have had to adapt quickly to limit the impact of COVID-19 on student learning. New challenges can arise from changes at the best of times, and most definitely will do so in stressful times. That is why, at ISC Research, we spent the past few months researching the impact of the pandemic on the wellbeing of students and staff in international schools.

Our research sheds light on ways that the wellbeing of the entire school community has been affected. Whilst student wellbeing remained a priority, leaders also had to acknowledge the need to improve support for their teachers, administrators and parents. 

ISC Research worked in partnership with International Educational Psychology Services Ltd (IEPS) to include within the report, practical solutions to support whole-school wellbeing initiatives. 



This report includes the following:

  • Research into international school staff perceptions of their role and its challenges, their ability to cope, and the impact that COVID-19 has had on their wellbeing
  • Research into parent relationships with international school staff and how this may have been affected by the pandemic
  • Research into student-staff relationships and the ability of staff to support student needs at this challenging time
  • Research into whole school wellbeing provision and needs
  • Practical wellbeing solutions for school leaders and governing bodies, for senior and middle managers, and for individuals (including staff, parents and students)  



Download the report today