The score of a musical and lyrics developed with special schools to deal with issues around Bullying and emotional well being. The musical is designed for a whole school production. There are also links to video resources and downloadable backing tracks within the book. This is a piece of musical theatre well worth looking at. Its a magical experience to produce.
The Communication Trust have re-developed the course so it is now tailored for the needs of practitioners working across all the different education phases. Users have the option to access four different pathways – early years, primary, secondary or further education. Each course has a number of activities and resources to support learning.
Schools are on the frontline when it comes to supporting children and young people's mental wellbeing. Staff working in schools are ideally placed to recognise and respond to early signs of mental health difficulties in children and young people. The below series of films, featuring some of the Centre's child mental health experts, aim to provide help and guidance to teachers on a range of issues including low mood, anxiety and self-harm.
This is be an ongoing series of films.
The Talking Mental Health Teacher Toolkit and Animation aim to give children an understanding of what mental health is and the difference between every day small feelings and a big feeling, the consistent and accessible language to talk about mental health and an understanding of how to be a good listener.
The free Teacher Toolkit, aimed at primary schools, includes a lesson plan, an assembly plan, a set of cross-curricular activities alongside a range of resources.
This free leaflet, which features an introduction from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, provides simple advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to make conversations about their child's feelings part of everyday conversation.
The leaflet was developed by the Centre's child mental health experts and is supported by a video featuring Dr. Sheila Redfern.
What is mental wellbeing, why should schools measure it and how do they decide which measures to use? The Anna Freud Learning Network recently filmed trainer Lee Atkins delivering our 'Measuring and Monitoring Children and Young People's Mental Wellbeing' training as part of our on-going support for schools. This video supports the free 'Measuring Wellbeing Toolkit' also available through this site.
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has produced a booklet for primary and secondary schools to support all staff working in school settings to understand how best to help children and young people in their care.
The booklet, developed with our child mental health experts, explains in simple terms what to do if you are worried about a child or young person in your school, and includes information on a range of topics including anxiety, low mood and self-harm.
The Council for Disabled Children regularly receives questions from SEND Regional Leads and delegates from the regional SEND workshops on a whole series of issues relating to the SEND reforms and joint commissioning. The joint commissioning bulletins are designed to share the learning from those discussions to a broader audience.
The bulletins have now been published and can be downloaded below.
This edition of the Digest is the first following the General Election and includes:
BLOGS: the voices of disabled children and young people, new research, and much more
ARTICLES: the latest in our Case Law series, plus news on campaigning and forthcoming opportunities
NEWS: including contractor announcements and a word from the new minister
EVENTS & RESOURCES: all the latest to help you in your practice, including our new training
School Admissions Briefing for parents of children and young people with disabilities or special education needs.
This briefing provides information about school admissions arrangements. It is written for parents of disabled children and young people; parents of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and professionals advising parents including those in Information, Advice and Support Services (IASS).