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Reducing barriers to learning.

A Derby City Resource — Led by Redwood Primary School


How does my school sign up to the Emotionally Healthy Schools Project?

If your school is in Derby City and is a state-funded or local authority school, then you are probably eligible for a free place on this programme. If you’re from any other type of school in Derby, there are still ways to be involved, such as coming along to our DSLMH Network events. Please get in touch using the contact form for more information or to check if you are eligible for a funded place.

Wellbeing looks different for each individual. How do I deliver an approach that caters to everyone?

1 size fits 1. The key to delivering a successful wellbeing strategy, is to avoid blanket policies that don’t take individuality into account. Take a person-centred approach and allow lots of flexibility and individuality within your school. By using parent forums, pupil voice and staff wellbeing committees to shape policies, you can help ensure that individuals in your school are being heard. For more ideas, see the whole school approach section.

Is my school eligible for grant funding?

If your school is taking part in the Derby City Emotionally Healthy Schools Project, then you are probably eligible for grant funding for your school. Please see Grant Funding FAQ document here, or use the contact form to get in touch if you’re still unsure.

Are there any good lesson plans that I can use for whole school assemblies?

Check in the whole school section of the website for ideas about lesson plans, such as the Anna Freud resources here.