Wellbeing for Education Return – Webinar 2
Karin Hutchinson / Kate Stockdale
Assistant Headteachers / Deputy Headteachers / Heads of Department/Faculty / Heads of Year / Headteachers / INCos/ SENCos / Middle Leaders / Pastoral Staff / Senior Leaders / Subject Leaders
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Behaviour for Learning / Inclusion / Leadership and Management / Special Educational Needs / Wellbeing
The ‘Wellbeing for Education Return’ training forms part of the government’s national project designed to support schools and colleges on responding to the wellbeing and mental health needs of children and young people, staff and parents as a result of coronavirus. This training has been developed by MindEd and Anna Freud Centre and will be delivered by Herts for Learning’s Wellbeing Advisers on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council.
The training is designed to enable participants to cascade training and to provide guidance and resources for staff with a focus on wellbeing, resilience and recovery in the context of coronavirus to help facilitate a whole-organisation response. It is recommended that the training should be attended by an experienced teacher who holds pastoral responsibilities and has knowledge of the whole-school approach to mental health being used across the school/college for individual and group support and the mental health content being taught in the curriculum.
This training is tailored for Hertfordshire’s local context and will include signposting to local data and services.
The training is delivered through two webinars. Webinar 1 is two and a half hours long and Webinar 2 is two hours long. The sessions should be attended in order and by the same member of staff.
The training is government funded and there is no charge to Hertfordshire schools.
Key themes include:
- whole school/college social scaffolding
- understanding and responding to bereavement and other loss
- understanding anxiety and low mood
- supporting recovery from anxiety and low mood
- stress and trauma: supporting recovery
- signposting and support (national and local)
- to help staff to support children and young people who have experienced stressful events
- to do so through easily understood psychological education
- to use this psychological education to support the whole school/college community, highlighting the central role of ‘social scaffolding’
- to know when to escalate for the minority who need more specialised support
The choice of staff member/s to attend training will be important. It is possible for two delegates to attend from one school but the same members of staff should attend both webinars.
The nominated school/college staff, will be required to cascade the training and resources to facilitate a whole-organisation response to the impact of Covid-19 on wellbeing. It is recommended that this should be an experienced teacher who holds pastoral responsibilities and has knowledge of the whole-school approach to mental health being used across the school/college for individual and group support and the mental health content being taught in the curriculum.
Thursday 3 December 2020
Thursday 3 December 2020
Wednesday 2 December 2020
Maximum places per establishment