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Staff Awareness

Reducing barriers to learning.


'Skilling up' staff to identify signs that a child or young person may be struggling emotionally or mentally can make a big difference to ensuring early intervention and addressing barriers to learning.

   Spotting the symptoms

The following list of potential symptoms is not exhaustive, but can be used with staff to start a conversation about what they might notice in the classroom. Mood changes - look for signs of withdrawal that last at least two weeks or severe mood swings that are ...Read more

   Staff Development

It is vitally important that school staff and those in the school community maintain high standards and stay well trained in identifying the potential and actual mental and emotional health support needs in the children and young people they work with. Please see ...Read more