Transforming children's mental health
Every school will be required to appoint a ‘Designated Senior Leader for Mental Health’
The DfE has recently launched a green paper ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision’. It sets out what the government will require schools to do to help children develop well-being in mental health. The changes will have very significant implications for the governors, headteachers, pupils and staff in every school in England. Each school will have to appoint and train a ‘designated senior leader for mental health’ who will be the member of staff responsible for the school’s strategy for transforming children’s mental health provision. Headteachers will need to consider whether they delegate this additional ‘senior leadership’ responsibility to their SENDCo or to a member of the SLT. Schools will also to be expected to appoint a link governor to monitor the school’s mental health policy and strategy.
The day will:
- Explain in detail all of the new responsibilities for schools
- Set out the actions that schools need to take
- Help schools prepare policies and strategies for mental health
- Consider the training and the delegation of the role of the school’s ‘designated senior leader for mental health’
- Look at role of the link governor for mental health
- Explore the advantages and disadvantages of extending the SENDCo’s role and making them the designated leader or delegating the role to another senior member of staff
- Provide delegates with useful and practical supporting materials on a memory stick including a draft policy for promoting for promoting good mental health in school
- Those attending will be given a certificate to record that they have attended the training.
Audience: Headteachers, SLT, SENDCOs and governors
Course Leader: Tricia Murphy Course Fee: £250.00 plus VAT
Course Day: Arrive 9.30am for a 10.00am start and the day ends at 3.00pm.
- Croissants, fresh fruit, bacon rolls and refreshments on arrival and a 2 course lunch in the restaurant included.