Mental health in schools, whether that of staff or students, cannot be addressed as a topic apart. It is not something that can be addressed by a scheme of learning nor by some drop-down days or INSETs nor even by increased access for staff and students to counsellors or mental health practitioners (welcome as that may be). Further, we cannot address student mental health in isolation from staff mental health.
In order to make any kind of strides forward, we need to change the culture of school which means fundamentally challenging and changing some of our entrenched mindsets, assumptions, and blindspots about human beings and how to go about education. This means recognising the role that every single staff member plays in creating classroom environments and school cultures that enable young people to grow and thrive physically, socially, academically, creatively, and psychologically; and the role that every single leader plays in creating a team culture in schools that enable all staff to grow and thrive physically, socially, academically, creatively and psychologically.
**The course cost includes a copy of Peter’s book, Love Teaching, Keep Teaching (click here to view the book on Amazon UK)**
- For teachers, trainee teachers and support staff in primary (elementary) or secondary (high) school settings.
This course focuses on student wellbeing in the classroom environment and our role in helping pupils and students of all ages to flourish and thrive. If you want are a school leader, and want the course intended to support school staff, please click here.
- Upon successful completion of this course, you receive the option to download a PDF Certificate of Completion, which can be used for professional development evidence.
Upon completing this course, you will:
- Understand the components of student wellbeing and how to address these within the context of everyday teaching
- Be equipped to effectively model mentally healthy teaching that motivates, engages and inspires children and young people
- Know how to create positive, emotionally literate classroom environments that enable children and young people to innovate, thrive and succeed.