This ‘blueprint’ enables mental health champions to self-assess, and reflect on, the mental health provision evident in their school. Outcomes from the self-assessment can be used to inform school improvement.
It is estimated the blueprint will take 40-60 minutes to complete.
In some settings, it may be appropriate to complete the blueprint in partnership with another member of staff (that has complementary responsibilities or knowledge regarding the school system).
Experience suggests that the more detailed the self-assessment, and the better it reflects current state, the more useful the process at informing school improvement.
BACKGROUND AND SOURCES
The eight ‘sections’ included in the ‘blueprint’ are derived from:
– The NCB’s whole school framework for emotional wellbeing and mental health (Weare, 2015).
– The principles defined within with PHE’s whole school review tool to promote children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing (PHE, 2015).
THERE ARE EIGHT SECTIONS IN THE BLUEPRINT
Whole school thinking and leadership
Create, and align, relevant policies
Engage the whole community
Prioritise staff development and wellbeing
Curriculum teaching to enhance social and emotional skills
Identify need and evaluate impact
Implement targeted responses
Identify specialist pathways