Leading a Mentally Healthy School (Primary and Secondary Senior Leaders)

Developing a mentally healthy school is fast becoming a high priority objective for the DfE and OFSTED.  This is captured in the new Safeguarding Policy drafted by Essex County Council in April 2018:

’11.  Promoting positive mental health and resilience in school

Positive mental health is the concern of the whole community and we recognise that schools play a key part in this. Our school wants to develop the emotional wellbeing and resilience of all pupils and staff, as well as provide specific support for those with additional needs…’

Supported by a Mentally Healthy School, training modules have been supported by Health Education England (HEE) and created by the School Development Agency (SDSA) in partnership with an expert group of educational psychologists, education consultants and mental health organisations.

This one day course is aimed specifically at Senior Leaders and focuses on reflection of current provision and strategic planning to help develop a mentally healthy school.

Course Aims

  • To enable and empower Senior Leaders to put mental health at the heart of strategic school improvement.
  • To equip Senior Leaders with practical and sustainable approaches that can be implemented on return to school.

Ethos, culture and strategic leadership

The following will be explored:

  • What is Mental Health?
  • Why have a whole school approach to mental health?
  • The importance of ethos and culture
  • Strategic planning

Policies and procedures for impact

The following will be explored:

  • Polices and leadership
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Procedures for impact
Course start date 01 February 2019
Course duration One full day
Course end date 01 February 2019
Course time 9:15 am-3:30 pm
Venue Reids Billericay, 66-68 Laindon Rd, Billericay, CM12 9LD
Cost £95 (Billericay TSA Members - £86)

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