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Wellbeing in Education Return

To help teachers and education staff respond to these reactions, the Department for Education has worked with the Department of Health and Social Care, Health Education England, Public Health England and NHS England and Improvement and an expert advisory group to develop Wellbeing for Education Return.
The Education People will be delivering funded training for schools and colleges in the new term. We will be working with other KCC partners to ensure a consistent approach to ensure effective wellbeing support for young people returning to school.

See below for a range of webinars to assist you in finding out more.

This introductory 30 minute webinar is for any Kent school or college who would like to know more about accessing the DfE funded training for the Wellbeing for Education Return programme.  The scheme has been launched to improve mental health and wellbeing support across the country and better respond to the emotional impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our students and staff.

The webinar will outline the content of the training for schools and colleges starting in November 2020 while also sign posting local provision.

This is now available as a FREE recorded webinar.

Please click this link to access this webinar: Introductory Webinar

If you are a Kent primary school this Introductory Webinar has already been uploaded to your account area, under 'My Online Courses'.

If you are new to our webinars, here are some useful FAQs to get you started.

This interactive session is part one of the delivery for the funded Department for Education and the Department of Health and Social Care project 'Wellbeing for Education Return' created for all schools and colleges across Kent. Adults, children and young people alike may have suffered with their mental health and wellbeing during this pandemic. This training will support staff working in schools and colleges to respond to the additional pressures some children, young people and staff may be feeling as a direct result of the pandemic. It will focus on developing whole school wellbeing approaches, the tools to build resilience and understanding the vital components of staff wellbeing at this time.
This train the trainer model of learning will provide delegates with the framework and models to be cascaded throughout schools and colleges.

This session is suitable for anyone working in the area of supporting mental health and wellbeing within an educational setting.

Objectives:

  • Help staff support wellbeing and resilience through easily understood psychological education. This can be explained to each other, children, young people, parents, and carers
  • To help your School/College use this psychological education to better manage the impacts of Covid-19
  • To prioritise supportive robust and resilient relationships within the School/College community, enhancing wellbeing for all
  • To help children and young people’s minds stay open for learning and growth, and support education staff and families in the process
  • Schools and colleges may need to offer support both directly and remotely (e.g. in the event of a further lockdown) all the principles in these sessions apply in both contexts.

There are a number of dates available to book Wellbeing for Education Return - Session One, please click on the SCH code next to the relevant date and time to book.

24 November 2020 - 1.00pm to 3.00pm - SCH 20/804

24 November 2020 - 3.30pm to 5.30pm - SCH 20/805

26 November 2020 - 9.30am to 11.30am - SCH 20/806

1 December 2020 - 9.30am to 11.30am - SCH 20/807

1 December 2020 - 3.30pm to 5.30pm - SCH 20/808

3 December 2020 - 3.30pm to 5.30pm - SCH 20/809

If you are new to our webinars, here are some useful FAQs to get you started.

This interactive session is part two of the delivery for the funded Department for Education and the Department of Social Care project 'Wellbeing for Education Return'. This session will focus on the unique experiences of adults, children and young people throughout the pandemic which may have left many with a plethora of thoughts and feelings that may inhibit their learning experience. The training will cover the emotional responses of children, teachers or parents from bereavement, stress, trauma or anxiety. There will also be an opportunity to explore future wellbeing needs for schools, colleges and their communities to shape subsequent training and intervention.

This training is suitable for anyone working in the area of supporting mental health and wellbeing within a school or college and ideally would be the same professionals who have attended part one.

Objectives:

  • Bereavement, Other Losses, Anxieties, Low Mood, Stress-Trauma
  • Help staff to support children and young people who have experienced stressful events or find returning to school or college stressful
  • To do so through easily understood psychological education
  • To use this psychological education to support the Whole School/College community, highlighting the central role of ‘social scaffolding’
  • To know when and how to signpost or refer those who may need more specialised support
  • Schools and colleges may need to offer support both directly and remotely (e.g. in the event of a further lockdown) all the principles in these sessions apply in both contexts.

There are a number of dates available to book Wellbeing for Education Return - Session Two, please click on the SCH code next to the relevant date and time to book.

9 December 2020 - 3.30pm to 5.30pm - SCH 20/811

10 December 2020 - 1.00pm to 3.00pm - SCH 20/812

10 December 2020 - 3.30pm to 5.30pm - SCH 20/813

13 January 2021 - 9.30am to 11.30am - SCH 21/326

13 January 2021 - 1.00pm to 3.00pm -  SCH 21/327

14 January 2021 - 3.30pm to 5.30pm - SCH 21/328

If you are new to our webinars, here are some useful FAQs to get you started.

School Governors play a vital role in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of school communities. This webinar will offer a space to explore the Department for Education's funded Wellbeing for Education Return programme and how best to support school leaders within this process.

Within this webinar you will gain a deeper understanding of the framework and topics covered within the training for schools, enabling School Governors to monitor and measure wellbeing support within schools

Tuesday 15 December 2020 - 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Tuesday 7 January 2021 - 9.30am to 10.30am

These sessions should be booked by Governors by using their Governorhub account.