Leading a Mentally Healthy School is delivered through a Teaching School cascade model. The two-day programme is aimed at senior leaders of all phases to enable reflection and action planning around whole-school approaches to mental health provision.
The programme has been developed by Health Education England (HEE) and the School Development Support Agency (SDSA) in partnership with an expert group of educational psychologists, education consultants and mental health organisations and responds to the areas highlighted in the recent Green Paper – ‘Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision’ (December 2017).
Leading a Mentally Healthy School 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.
This course is about LEADERSHIP of a mentally healthy school.
Module 1: Ethos, culture and strategic leadership
• What is mental health?
• Why have a whole school approach to mental health?
• The importance of ethos and culture.
• Strategic planning.
Module 2: Policies and procedures for impact
• Policies and leadership.
• Signs and symptoms.
• Procedures for impact.
Teaching School Role
We are offering the programme to all TSAs free of charge to include in their CPD provision to schools. Our hope is that all TSAs will take advantage of the opportunity to engage with this highly regarded programme.
In order for TSAs to access the 2-day programme for their CPD provision, it is necessary for one or two facilitators to attend a one-day Train the Trainer session. These are being delivered during the spring and summer terms across the country by a number of identified hub schools as listed below.
Please contact one or more of the hubs below to find out which are running events near you.
Hub Schools by Region
|RSC Region||Local Authority||Alliance Name||Main Contact
|North||Cumbria||Burton Morewood TSA||Richard
|North||Northumberland||Three Rivers TSA||Clare
|Northern Lights TSA||Jill Jacksonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lancashire and West Yorkshire||Lancashire||East Lancashire TSA||Steve
|Lancashire and West Yorkshire||Liverpool||Palmerston Inclusive Alliance||Julie
|Lancashire and West Yorkshire||Liverpool||North Liverpool TSA||Lesley
|East Midlands & Humber||Derbyshire||Synergy TSA||Caroline
|East Midlands & Humber||Derbyshire||Synergy TSA||Susan
|East Midlands & Humber||Leicester||Ash Field TSA||Ellen
|East Midlands & Humber||Lincolnshire||Equate TSA||Stacey
|East Midlands & Humber||Lincolnshire||LEARN TSA||Ann
|East Midlands & Humber||Sheffield||Escafeld TSA||Steve
|West Midlands||Walsall||Ryders Hayes Alliance||Helen
|West Midlands||Walsall||Evolve TSA||Kate
|East & NE London||Thurrock||Thurrock Primary TSA||Amanda
|East & NE London||Norfolk||Norfolk Teaching and Leadership Excellence Centre||Elaine
|East & NE London||Suffolk||Suffolk Borders TSA||Andy
|NW London and South Central||Bedford||Peter Pan TSA||Isabel
|NW London and South Central||Reading||Marlow & Maidenhead Learning Alliance||Ben Parsonsemail@example.com|
|South East and South London||East
|St Mark’s TSA||Claire
|South East and South London||Southampton||Portswood TSA||Roisin
|South East and South London||Lambeth||Sharing Excellence Alliance||Mohamed
|South West||Cornwall||Kernow TSA||Teresa
|South West||Dorset||The Jurassic Coast TSA||Beth
|South West||Gloucestershire||CHM Alliance||Diane
|South West||Plymouth||Plymouth TSA||Kim