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1. Putting well-being at the heart of education: all aboard the bandwagon!

Adrian Bethune argues that the happiness and well-being of our children should be the main aim and purpose of our education system and a What Works Centre for well-being will lead the way - gathering the evidence that boosting a child's well-being often boosts their academic performance too. He asks: will you get on board too or risk being left behind?

The professions and evidence

Creating a common set of standards for all evidence may be impossible but according to Sir Iain Chalmers, one of the founders of the Cochrane Collaboration, there are some basic principles of good evidence that apply in all professions.

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