Wednesday 2nd October (2 information sessions, attend either one)
Session 1: 1.15 - 2.45. Key presentation 1.30 - 2.30
Session 2: 3.15 - 4.45. Key Presentation 3.30 - 4.30
What is it all about?
The Sandwell Whole School Approach to Well-Being has been collaboratively developed by Sandwell Inclusion Support and Sandwell Public Health. The Charter Mark approach is based on principles from “Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and well-being: A whole school and college approach”(Public Heath England 2015). It has been the subject of a research-based pilot in Sandwell Primary, Secondary and Special Schools, undertaken by the Educational Psychology Service and research psychologists. Following positive evaluation, the programme has been offered to all primary and secondary schools in Sandwell since 2015 and 80% of Sandwell Schools have the Charter Mark.
It is recommended that the Sandwell Charter Mark approach should be led by a HCPC registered Educational Psychologist who has been licensed to deliver the programme following approved training. Dr Teresa Regan, Principal Educational Psychologist with Catalyst Psychology is licensed to use the Charter Mark.
Catalyst Psychology proposes to offer the Sandwell Well-Being Charter Mark to schools in Manchester, as part of a developing mental health offer to schools (Please note that there is a cost involved). The Charter Mark is consistent with a number of initiatives currently under development in Manchester including the iThrive offer and the strategic aims of the Manchester Promoting Inclusion and Preventing Exclusion Strategy. Participation in the process addresses aspects of the new Ofsted Framework.
The evidence to date indicates that the programme leads to substantive changes in school policy and practice.
Research evidence from Sandwell indicates that participation in the Charter Mark has a measurable impact on:
- increasing attendance;
- reducing exclusions;
- reducing staff and pupil sickness absence;
- a reduction in referrals to agencies such as CAMHS.
For pupils, the programme has been shown to improve self-esteem, emotional processing, self-esteem and self-management.
Who should attend?
Senior leaders in schools
Health and Well-Being commissioners
Manchester, Greater Manchester M20 2RQ
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