Which frameworks does Pulse use?

The questions that come from both Student Pulse and Staff Pulse are supported by evidence-based frameworks from our partners, the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) and the Flourish Movement, respectively.

Student Pulse

Research by ARACY underpins Student Pulse with Australia’s first evidence-based framework for child and youth wellbeing (0-24 years). The Nest (the organizing framework) and The Common Approach (the questions) have been developed by ARACY over 10 years in close consultation with hundreds of experts and thousands of students.

The Nest defines six interlocking areas of wellbeing which must be supported for a child to thrive. These being:

  • Valued and Safe
  • Healthy
  • Participating
  • Learning
  • Material Basics
  • Identity and Culture

You can access the senior question set (suitable for students aged 12+) here.

You can access the junior question set (suitable for students aged 8 - 12) here.


Staff Pulse


This feature is not currently available in North America. Please contact your Success or Account Manager for more information.

Staff Pulse relies on The Flourish Movement’s organising framework and question set. This framework has been developed in consultation with hundreds of school principals. The evaluation of the program has been undertaken by Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.

The Flourish Movement specialises in improving school leaders' and staff's wellbeing and effectiveness.

You can access the Staff question set here.


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