The Department for Education (DfE) has committed to offering a grant of £1,200 for eligible state-funded schools and colleges in England to train a senior mental health lead to develop and implement a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing. This training is not compulsory, but it is part of the government’s commitment to offer this training to all eligible schools and colleges by 2025.
The training has 8 learning outcomes, which are designed to enable a senior mental health lead to implement and sustain an effective whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing in their setting, aligning to the 8 principles outlined in Public Health England’s (PHE) promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing.
Measurement of need, impact, and progress is a key element that runs through all 8 training ourcomes. This resource is designed to support Senior Mental Health Leads with the measurement aspect of their training by highlighting key pupil, staff, and parent surveys that can be used to benchmark and track wellbeing across the school community.