School Resilience Programme
A whole school approach to mental health is recognised as the best practice method of addressing the mental health needs of children and young people within the school environment. As leading providers of mental health and emotional wellbeing strategies for schools, we have we collaborated with 25 schools, both primary and secondary, and the NHS to create our ground-breaking School Resilience Programme.
The School Resilience Programme equips schools with a range of strategies, resources and interventions that become sustained over time to develop an ethos and culture of wellbeing and resilience that benefits everyone in the school community now and in future.
School resilience strategies developed through the programme include developing a shared language and understanding of wellbeing and resilience, making wellbeing visible, providing wellbeing training for staff, looking at capacity and workforce development. As the programme evolves in your school we support creation and implementation of targeted interventions to improve the mental health of vulnerable pupils, as well as developing a culture that prevents mental health problems developing and promotes wellbeing.
Whole School Resilience
Our School Resilience Programme works to support a whole school approach to increasing the resilience and emotional wellbeing of every individual within a school. The theory behind the programme is drawn from a robust evidence base, comprising of government frameworks and guidelines combined with ground-breaking approaches to Positive Education demonstrated to improve resilience and emotional wellbeing.
Our approach fits within latest government guidelines from the Department for Education, Department of Health, and Public Health England’s 8 principles for wellbeing framework.
About the Programme
Whole school wellbeing strategies are initially created through working with school leadership teams to assess the current mental health needs of a school. This is done through and inquiry into your school’s current mental health and resilience to identify your unique starting point. The inquiry involves interviews with key staff members, an audit of policy and procedure, a snapshot evaluation of pupil’s resilience and wellbeing levels and working directly with the pupils in your school.
Following the inquiry phase, we provide an extensive Resilience Evaluation Report which highlights good practice and recognises any gaps. We then coach school leaders and named champions to develop a strategy, and action plan to implement and culture of mental health and wellbeing over the academic year. We then provide regular coaching and consultancy sessions throughout the year to help maintain momentum and progress in embedding your schools approach to resilience and wellbeing.
The programme also provides a three-day training course in developing whole school resilience, training staff in evidence based strategies from positive psychology and coaching psychology which can be delivered within the school either as whole school, within groups or classrooms and with individual pupils or staff.
At the end of the academic year we provide a follow up evaluation of pupil’s wellbeing and resilience to highlight how the programme has impacted on pupils resilience levels.
We ensure we work in partnership with each school to create a bespoke approach and a strategy that can be embedded and sustained to fit the schools’ mental health needs.
Benefits of the Programme
- • In depth understanding of how resilience and wellbeing can be developed and maintained within your school.
- • Support from qualified and experienced Coaches and Positive Education consultants coach you through the process of developing whole school resilience
- • Evidence informed monitoring and evaluation reports that can be used for Ofsted, governors and quality mark applications.
- • Staff CPD and training in effective strategies for building resilience and wellbeing of student and staff.
- • Many positive outcomes associated with improved school wellbeing, such as improved attendance, attainment, reduced exclusions and mental health issues, improved staff engagement, productivity and school success.
- “We value well-being – mental, physical and emotional health and see it as a priority to be invested in and developed. We are now expanding our resilience work to further support staff, as education is a demanding and stressful job and staff need resilience as much as pupils. As leaders, we are more confident to see wellbeing and resilience as something that it important and should be prioritised”
Kerry Hill Head Teacher Eyres Monsell Primary