Satchel Pulse uses automated surveys to build a picture of school wellbeing. We base these surveys on several key areas of wellbeing, also called Pillars. These Pillars represent the building blocks of that bigger picture, the core elements that make up school life. By breaking down wellbeing into Pillars, Satchel Pulse is able to give you detailed insights on the different aspects of wellbeing at the same time as ensuring the bigger picture is as comprehensive as possible.
Each community group of staff, students and parents has their own set of 8 Pillars, mapped onto the intricacies of their unique experiences of school. An example of these Pillars could be Career Development for Staff, School Culture for Students or Communication for Parents.
Satchel Pulse combines extensive research with industry insights to develop the Pillars for each group. They are based on literature reviews, interviews with education professionals, expert input and analysis of existing frameworks.
The resulting Pillars can be relied on to help group meaningful wellbeing data and to accurately summarise the core elements of school wellbeing for each group.
Survey questions are weighted to influence a Pillar’s total score, with some questions influencing multiple Pillars. A Pillar’s total score is given numerically out of 10, with 10 being the highest possible score.
The results of all Pillars can then be combined to build up an overall view of wellbeing, or examined and analysed individually to help you dive deeper into the specific issues affecting your school.