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Derby Schools

Reducing barriers to learning.

There is some fantastic work going on in Derby City schools and a small number of examples are here. If there is something amazing going on in your school, or if you want to learn more about any of the examples here, please get in touch on our contact page.

   ‘The Big Book Of Blobs’

The Big Book of Blobs, written by Pip Wilson and Ian Long, is a useful (and highly photocopiable(!)) tool for helping Primary and Secondary school children to explore their feelings. Blob characters are depicted in many different situations which can be used as a springboard for meaningf...Read more

   Compassion and Wellbeing in Education Day

An exciting opportunity with UK and Worldwide leads. Click to book: ...Read more

   Derby Inclusion Conference

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   Derby Inclusion Conference… 5 weeks to go

Get your place booked... Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Inclusion Leaders, Behaviour leads, Senior Mental Health Leads, SENCos, Teachers, Governors. ...Read more

   DSMHL Network dates

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There is still time to book if you haven't already: Derby city schools and local organisations you are invited to join us for our InclusionConference. It aims to celebrate and share local expertise that are building in Derby city,supporting schools to be inclusive. ...Read more

   Inclusion Training

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   Mental Health and Well Being

Below is a quick link signposting to all the NHS recommended Mental Health and Well Being organisations that are used in Derbyshire. https://derbyandderbyshireemotionalhealthandw...Read more

   Mental Health Training This is primarily fo...Read more

   Mental Health Training

Mental Health Training for FREE. These training courses teach individuals how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. The training is delivered both face-to-face and virtual (...Read more

   Non-attendance Training

Derby City Schools Emotionally Based School Non Attendance3 day course, cohort one starting Wednesday 18th October 2023This course is for infant, junior and primary schools and develops an understanding of the impact on students who are having severe difficulties attending scho...Read more

   PASS Survey at CODA

Mr. R Meehan, Assistant Head at the City of Derby Academy (CODA), talked to the Emotionally Health Schools team about the implementation, benefits and practicalities of using the PASS survey at the School for the first time. ...Read more

   Senior Mental Health Lead’s

If you haven’t yet claimed funding for the training of mental health leaders in your school, there is another opportunity to do so this year. This funding is in addition to the previous Opportunity Area funded training and Derby schools are encouraged to use this DFE opportunity to train addit...Read more

   Small changes make a big difference

City of Derby AcademyDesignated Senior Lead for Mental Health: Pam Bancroft ...Read more

   Suicide Bereavement Training for Derby & Derbyshire – FREE ONLINE

NB: Joined Up Care Derbyshire have commissioned Harmless to deliver half day Suicide Bereavement training sessions online for staff and volunteers from a broad range of statutory, community and voluntary sector organisations, working within Derbyshire county and Ci...Read more

   Tackling Stigma in a Primary and Nursery School

Dale Community Primary School and Stonehill Nursery SchoolDesignated Senior Lead for Mental Health: Louise Foster, Headteacher Dale Primary and Stonehill Nursery schools both sit under one Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health (DSLMH), Louise Foster, who is also...Read more

   The Whole School Approach at St Martins

On Tuesday 19th November we visited St Martins specialist school in Alvaston, Derby to see ho...Read more

   Transforming school cultures through Relationships and Sex Education Young people are telling us, in local ( RSE Portal Survey) and national (...Read more

   Using pupil voice to re-brand school ethos and Values

Silverhill Primary School,Headteacher: Andrew Gallagher ...Read more