This year as part of our School Development Plan for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare, with have committed to developing staff knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of Social, Emotional and Mental Health. We have identified a team of staff who include, myself - Miss Della Fera, Mr Buckley, Mrs James, Ms Branfield, Mrs Carter, Mrs Cobham and Mrs Jones. We have all attended training courses in these areas and are now sharing our skills and knowledge with staff across school.
Last Wednesday we delivered the first staff session which was an overview of Mental Health. This included Anxiety Disorder, Self-harm, Bereavement, Eating Disorders, Depression and Suicide. We looked at some of the signs and symptoms to look out for and as part of our next steps we will be looking at how best we can support the pupils across school.