Youth MHFA for Schools and Colleges has been designed especially with schools in mind. Based on the Youth MHFA course but targeted to meet the needs of educational environments, Youth MHFA Schools and Colleges will cover key topics around young people’s mental health and wellbeing, with a strong practical focus on how to support young people experiencing mental distress. Whilst the course is not a replacement for the two day Youth MHFA course, delegates will become Champions for better mental health in schools.
What will I learn about on a one day Youth MHFA for Schools and Colleges courses?
How will I learn?
As a one day course, it fits perfectly into schools’ inset training days and busy timetables, making it accessible for teaching staff across sectors. The session will be a mix of presentations, discussions, and group work activities. A safe learning environment will be ensured and you will be supported throughout the whole course. If you don’t feel comfortable joining in certain parts, then there is no pressure to.
How can MHFA for Schools and Colleges make a difference?
From September 2019 Ofsted will change the way it inspects schools, colleges, further education institutions and early years settings in England when the common inspection framework (CIF) is replaced by the education inspection framework (EIF).
In Ofsted’s words, the purpose of the new inspection framework is to:
Put the curriculum at the heart of the new framework
Put more emphasis on the quality of education and care as a whole.
It will ensure that we consider children’s experiences and how their learning is being developed and reduce the focus on data,
particularly internal progress data.
Ofsted hopes this will help reduce unnecessary workload for childcare providers.
This one day course will take delegates through what Ofsted expects under the new Education Inspection Framework.
The judgement areas under the EIF are:
Quality of education
Behaviour and attitudes
Leadership and management.
Each aspect of the framework will be looked at and discussed
Essential for those with management responsibility for H&S within the school e.g. Headteachers, Business Managers, Bursars, etc.
By the end of this course, delegates will have an understanding of: