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Wellbeing for Education
Wellbeing for Education Return – Covid-19 DfE Funded Support for Schools
This national project provides funding and resources requiring local authorities to train and support schools and colleges on responding to the wellbeing and mental health needs of children and young people, staff and parents as a result of coronavirus.
There are two elements to this vital project:
A new national training package, developed by MindEd and Anna Freud Centre, will be delivered in Hertfordshire by Herts for Learning’s Wellbeing Advisers during Autumn term 2020. The course is designed to enable participants to cascade training and to provide guidance and resources for staff on responding to the impact of coronavirus on the wellbeing of their students and staff. This training will be tailored for Hertfordshire’s local context and signpost to local data and services.
Follow up consultancy, advice and support will be available to schools, until March 2021. This may be provided by a range of services, including:
This follow up support, to be detailed shortly, will focus on maximising the impact of the training in school and ensuring schools are well placed to address concerns around mental health and to support those who have pre-existing support needs that have been exacerbated by coronavirus.
HCC expects that all Hertfordshire state schools will prioritise accessing the training. Maintained schools in Hertfordshire should attend.
The choice of staff member/s to attend training will be important. (It may be possible for two people to attend, subject to availability of places, but the same member of staff should attend both webinars.)
The nominated school/college staff, will be required to cascade the training and resources to facilitate a whole organisation response to the impact of Covid-19 on wellbeing. It is recommended that this should be an experienced teacher who holds pastoral responsibilities and has knowledge of the whole school approach to mental health being used across the school/college for individual and group support and the mental health content being taught in the curriculum.
“We know that Hertfordshire schools have been well-focused on supporting mental health. We invest in high quality support services and make them as accessible as possible to our schools. So we are convinced that in Hertfordshire we will want to make the most of this opportunity. Covid19 will continue to demand a strong preventative approach to support all pupils, including those at risk ofmental ill-health and those with existing challenges. This is an important part of our collective route to recovery.”
Jenny Coles. Director of Children’s Services
Teresa Heritage, Lead Member, Children’s Service
Wellbeing for Education Return - course descriptions
The Wellbeing for Education Return training is delivered through two webinars. They should be attended in order.
The learning outcomes, key themes and dates for each webinar are highlighted below:
Dates for webinar 1
Monday 19th October 10:00am – 12:30pm Course code: WEL/20/976/A
Tuesday 20th October 10:00am – 12:30pm Course code: WEL/20/978/A
Wednesday 21st October 10:00am – 12:30pm Course code: WEL/20/979/A
Wednesday 21st October 4:00pm – 6:30pm Course code: WEL/20/980/A
Thursday 22nd October 10:00am – 12:30pm Course code: WEL/20/981/A
Thursday 22nd October 4:00pm – 6:30pm Course code: WEL/20/982/A
Focused on bereavement, other loss, anxieties, low mood, stress-trauma:
Dates for webinar 2
Thursday 12th November 10:00am – 12:00pm Course code: WEL/20/977/A
Thursday 12th November 4:00pm – 6:00pm Course code: WEL/20/985/A
Friday 13th November 10:00am – 12:00pm Course code: WEL/20/986/A
Monday 16th November 10:00am – 12:00pm Course code: WEL/20/987/A
Monday 16th November 4:00pm – 6:00pm Course code: WEL/20/988/A
Tuesday 17th November 10:00am – 12:00pm Course code: WEL/20/989/A
Two final opportunities to attend the live webinars will be available:
Monday 30th November 10:00am – 12.30pm Course code: WEL/20/983/A
Thursday 3rd December 10:00am – 12.30pm Course code: WEL/20/984/A
Monday 30th November 2:00pm – 4:00pm Course code: WEL/20/990/A
Thursday 3rd December 2:00pm – 4:00pm Course code: WEL/20/991/A
Please contact the Herts for Learning Events team if you have any queries, at email@example.com