The mental health and behaviour in schools guidance document sets out how schools can support pupils whose mental health problems manifest themselves in behaviour. It recognises the importance of a whole school approach, whilst acknowledging that schools cannot act as mental health experts and therefore how important referral systems and working with local partners is.
The current Ofsted Inspection Framework evaluates the extent to which the curriculum and the provider’s wider work, support learners to develop their character – including their resilience, confidence and independence – and help them know how to keep physically and mentally healthy.
By having Engage Trust UK in your school delivering our ‘Worth It!’ programme, it enables schools to fulfil their obligations to supporting their students with their Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing. In partnership with Heads of Year, we work with identified Young People and take them through a programme of support. The students are not only taught about the importance of good mental health but are able to work towards it in a way a classroom curriculum is unable to achieve. By prioritising the pastoral experience, pupils feel more energised and have more mental capacity to engage in the lessons and improve the quality of work produced. This leads to a reduction of school related anxiety and an increase of academic achievement.