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Developing Strong Senior Mental Health Leadership in Schools

Embed and sustain a strong, long-term strategic approach to mental health and wellbeing in your whole school setting with this practical and evidence-informed course.

  • Evidence-based
  • Practical ideas and strategies that can be easily implemented in your school
  • Deepen your leadership skills and knowledge for a strong whole school approach
  • Reflective and supportive
Duration
15.5 hours
Price
£799
Time
9:30am
Available
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About this course

Developing Strong Senior Mental Health Leadership in Schools is a practical and evidence-informed course that will enable you to deepen your skills and knowledge, to embed and sustain a strong, long-term strategic approach to mental health and wellbeing in your whole school setting.

Key outcomes of these training sessions include:

  • Understanding of the role of the Senior Mental Health Lead and its importance within education and your school.
  • Deepen understanding and skills as a senior leader within your school setting in all principles of mental health in schools
  • Honing your leadership skills - auditing, reviewing and strategically planning for long-term change to your whole-school approach to mental health.
  • Know how to develop whole successful whole school ethos, culture, environment and learning curriculum to empower pupils to reach their full potential.
  • Ensuring the development of a holistic, graduated approach to pupil, staff and parents’ mental health support systems.
  • Understanding the importance of parental and familial engagement as part of a mentally healthy school strategy
  • Bring leaders up to date with DFE guidance, OFSTED, the “post-covid context” and best available theory and practice.
  • Networking with other practitioners to share practice alongside learning from experienced school leaders and mental health advocates.
  • Practical ideas and strategies that can be easily implemented in to your school.

This course covers the following DFE Senior Mental Health Lead principles: Leadership and management, identifying need and monitoring impact of interventions, staff development, creating an ethos and environment and curriculum teaching and learning.

The programme will follow the below structure.

Preparation - School Audit
Upon booking, you will be provided with access to a 1 hour on-demand course on 'how to complete a whole school audit'. You must allow adequate time to watch the course and to complete the audit in school (3-6 hours). Please note the audit must be completed before your attendance to day 1.

Day 1 - Activity Day 1
With your audit completed, you will attend a trainer-led activity day, including a coaching workshop which will support in creating a plan. It is imperative that you bring your completed audit with you, ideally in digital form.

Day 2 - Group coaching and peer learning session
You will attend a 1.5 hour group coaching session where you can share and learn from other delegates on the course, as well as gain coaching and feedback from the trainer to further your strategic planning and thinking around your whole school approach to Mental Health.

Day 3 - Activity Day 3
A second full day with our trainer, to further develop your whole school approach to ensure it is cohesive and you have a strong strategic plan in place, against the eight principles of Public Health England's "Whole School Approach to Mental Health in Schools"

Day 4 - Coaching
You will attend a 1 hour personalised virtual coaching session on creating your plan. The time for your coaching session will be agreed by the trainer during day 1.