• Improving Mental Health: A Programme for School Leaders

    Improving Mental Health: A Programme for School Leaders

    This session was thought provoking, with a good amount of information given, balanced with time to discuss

    2018-19 participant


    This programme is co-designed and led by Michael Eggleton, Deputy Headteacher at Charles Dickens Primary and Dr John Ivens, headteacher of The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School and an expert educational psychologist. The programme content draws on recent work from educational psychologists, education consultants and mental health organisations on mental health and well-being in schools.

    Who is the programme for?

    The programme is aimed specifically at Senior Leaders (HT, HoS, DH & AssHT) and will enable them to reflect on current provision and to implement strategic
    improvements to mental health and wellbeing for pupils, staff and parents.

    What is involved?

    The programme includes:
    • Opportunities to gather data about mental health and wellbeing from staff and pupils using programme-specific tools and to use this data to plan for whole school
    changes to practice
    • Case studies of good practice from London schools
    • An opportunity for a personalised coaching visit to your school to support the implementation of your proposed change to policy and practice

    Session details

    The programme is led by Michael Eggleton, Deputy Headteacher at Charles Dickens Primary School and Dr John Ivens, Headteacher, The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School. All sessions run from 9am-12:30pm at Charles Dickens Primary School, Toulmin Street, London SE1 1AF

    Session 1:
    Date: Thursday 12 December 2019

    • What do we know about mental health and wellbeing from recent research?
    • What is the national policy climate and framework for support that schools can access?
    • What tools can I use to gather data about the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and staff in my school?

    Session 2:
    Date: Thursday 23 January 2020

    • What does research tell us about the key enablers for mental health and wellbeing?
    • Reviewing the data you have gathered: what does it tell you?
    • Developing a whole school mental health and wellbeing approach: a school case study
    • Learning about different evidence based approaches
    • Planning for action: what do you want to achieve and what might your next steps be?

    Session 3:
    Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

    • Planning to gather evidence of impact: what data will give you evidence of your success?
    • Staff well-being
    • Creating a well-being policy
    • Developing mental health and wellbeing: a school case study

    Session 4:
    Date: Thursday 21 May 2020

    • Carousel of presentations to share best practice
    • Reviewing your interventions: what made a difference and why?

    Sign up and cost

    Register to join our 2019-20 cohort here.

    Price: £240
    Members receive a 20% discount