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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. This course has been assured for DfE grant-funded senior mental health lead training.

  • 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
  • This course has been assured for DfE grant-funded senior mental health lead training
Duration
4 days
Price
£799+VAT
Time
9:00 - 16:00
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:

  • 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
Before day 1, 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
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 online 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
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 - Personalised coaching
You will attend a 1 hour personalised virtual coaching session on creating your plan. The date and time for your coaching session will be agreed by the trainer during day 3.

In addition to the above, you will be provided with ongoing email support across the programme.

Dates and Location

Please click on the links below to view an agenda with the exact dates for each location.

Birmingham

Colchester

Exeter

Leeds

London

About the funding

The Department for Education (DfE) is offering a £1,200 grant for a senior member of school or college staff to access quality assured training to implement an effective whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing. Please click here to find out more.

Courses at venues

COLCHESTER
09 June 2022 and 11 July 2022
TT Education (Training Suite), The Yellow House, A1, Knowledge Gateway, COLCHESTER, CO4 3ZL
DURHAM
06 September 2022 and 02 November 2022
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
BRISTOL
07 September 2022 and 01 November 2022
Aztec Hotel And Spa, Aztec West, BRISTOL, BS32 4TS
EXETER
08 September 2022 and 03 November 2022
Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street, EXETER, EX4 3SP
COLCHESTER
09 September 2022 and 04 November 2022
TT Education (Training Suite), The Yellow House, A1, Knowledge Gateway, COLCHESTER, CO4 3ZL
LEEDS
12 September 2022 and 07 November 2022
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
LONDON
13 September 2022 and 08 November 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
MANCHESTER
14 September 2022 and 09 November 2022
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water Street, MANCHESTER, M3 4JQ
SOUTHAMPTON
15 September 2022 and 10 November 2022
Hilton At The Ageas Bowl - Southampton, Botley Rd, SOUTHAMPTON, SO30 3XH
PETERBOROUGH
16 September 2022 and 11 November 2022
Peterborough Marriott Hotel, Peterborough Marriott Hotel Peterborough Business Park, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 6GB
BIRMINGHAM
19 September 2022 and 16 November 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
LEEDS
06 January 2023 and 27 February 2023
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
MANCHESTER
09 January 2023 and 28 February 2023
Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water Street, MANCHESTER, M3 4JQ
SOUTHAMPTON
10 January 2023 and 01 March 2023
Hilton At The Ageas Bowl - Southampton, Botley Rd, SOUTHAMPTON, SO30 3XH
BIRMINGHAM
11 January 2023 and 02 March 2023
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
PETERBOROUGH
12 January 2023 and 03 March 2023
Peterborough Marriott Hotel, Peterborough Marriott Hotel Peterborough Business Park, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 6GB
BRISTOL
13 January 2023 and 07 March 2023
Aztec Hotel And Spa, Aztec West, BRISTOL, BS32 4TS
LONDON
17 January 2023 and 08 March 2023
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
EXETER
18 January 2023 and 09 March 2023
Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street, EXETER, EX4 3SP
COLCHESTER
19 January 2023 and 10 March 2023
TT Education (Training Suite), The Yellow House, A1, Knowledge Gateway, COLCHESTER, CO4 3ZL
DURHAM
20 January 2023 and 11 March 2023
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN