The whole idea of implementing some sort of policy to ensure the school curriculum includes provision for the emotional and psychological wellbeing of students is a blatant display of the disconnect between politics and education as it is really carried out every day in this country. 'Emotional wellbeing' is not something you can add on for 20 minutes after maths on a Tuesday to 'meet the needs' presented to you by latest statistical data. It is something that is at the very centre of every single act a caring professional takes. The Health and Education Select Committee is not going to crowd-source some kind of happiness formula to feed back to government and on to schools by this exercise. If the DfE cares about people's emotional wellbeing, it can start by keeping this at the forefront of every other discussion it ever holds about education, as we do in our staffrooms.