Our approach moves beyond teaching and learning to pervade all aspects of the school.

A Whole School Approach to “Being Well”

A Child’s physical and mental health influences their cognitive development.

In an average class of thirty 15 year old pupils;

  • 3 could have a mental disorder.
  • 10 are likely to have witnessed parents separate 
  • 1 could have experienced the death of a parent
  • 7 are likely to have been bullied
  • 6 may be self harming

Schools have a duty to promote the Well Being of every pupil.

Leadership

How is the organisation providing visible senior leadership for physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well being?

Learning Environment

How does your school promote a safe, stimulating environment for all?

Behaviour & Relationships

How does the school promote respect for all?

Pupil Voice

How do organisations ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to express their views and influence decisions?

Curriculum

What focus is given within the curriculum to social and emotional learning and promoting Rights and personal resilience?

Citizenship

How does the school teach relationships and citizenship?

Wellbeing Provision

How does the school assess the needs of pupils and the input of interventions?

Health and Wellbeing Review
(Appreciative Inquiry)

Using the Appreciative Inquiry methodology and drawing on international research and our wealth of experience, InspireU will review your current practice and whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing. InspireU will engage with all stakeholders as part of the review and spend time getting to your school and its context. Successes, strengths and good practice will be recognised and areas for developments recognised.

From here, a roadmap (action plan) will be drawn up which will include curriculum suggestions, support areas and training needs. Together will this, success criteria will be clear and mapped to local and national policies and priorities.

Twilight / Inset Staff Training

Working with you to deliver effective twilight and/or whole staff inset training sessions. InspireU can present on a range of areas to meet the needs of your school. Examples of training areas could include:

  • UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) – what does it mean for me?
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing – a whole school approach
  • Rights and Behaviour Management
  • Wales curriculum, four purposes and UNCRC
    Values and rights

Transition Programme (Cluster Model)

A World Bank Development report identified the transition to secondary school as one of the five important life stage transitions for young people. Adjustment to secondary school can affect psychological adjustment and academic attainment that lasts beyond school years. Empirical evidence appears to confirm that:

The key to successful transition and induction includes:

  • Being academically and behaviourally included in school
  • Feeling a sense of belonging to the school
  • Developing new friendships, improving self-esteem and confidence
  • Experience curriculum continuity

InspireU transition web platform combines international research, information from specialist organisations and personalised information through a bespoke section for your school.

From here, a roadmap (action plan) will be drawn up which will include curriculum suggestions, support areas and training needs. Together will this, success criteria will be clear and mapped to local and national policies and priorities.

Who is it for?

Transition can look and feel different for children transitioning to the same secondary school.  Even though the secondary school will offer formal transition days and organised events, the information that children are given is offer inconsistent and at times disconnected for families. The aim of the platform is for all professionals, parents and more importantly for children to receive information which is consistent and will support their mental health and wellbeing.

The web platform will have 3 distinct areas which will give information, advice, support and tops tips to children, professionals and parents/families.

How do we access it?

Through a subscription model, the web platform is password protected and school’s get access for an 18-month period, supporting children and their families through their transition from year 6 to year 7.

As the web platform is live for the duration of the subscription, all stakeholders will be able to access it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Therefore, if a parent or child is looking for information during the holidays, at the weekend or anytime throughout the transition as emotions change, the web platform will provide a source of information and signposting to relevant organisations.

What information is included?

As the web platform is aimed at supporting mental health and wellbeing. There will be 10 key areas that will contain content in specific areas. Each stakeholder will have access to all 9 key areas but the content will differ to meet the needs of users. Key areas include:

  1. UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) – what are rights about
  2. The importance of a successful transition – how can this be achieved
  3. Staying safe – online and in the community
  4. Wellbeing – mental, physical and emotional
  5. Friendships – old and new
  6. Healthy habits – Eating, exercise and sleeping
  7. Bullying – recognising
  8. All about me – my feelings and recognising when support is needed
  9. My School – personalised section for secondary school
  10. Fun facts, quizzes and myth busting

The parent section will include content aimed at supporting their child in 9 of the key areas and professionals will be able to access further reading, lesson plans and stimulus for further teaching and learning in each key area.

My School – Personalised section

The digital content published on this section is bespoke to each secondary school and can include:

  1. Video message from Head of Year 7
  2. Video message from SLT
  3. Blogs from Year 7 pupils describing their transition experience
  4. Question and answer section – common questions answers

InspireU will facilitate and work with the school to devise all content and upload onto the web platform.

Bespoke and In-School Support

Following a health and wellbeing review, InspireU will agree an action plan with success criteria benchmarked against national priorities. AS part of the action plan, InspireU will deliver training and workshops to pupils, staff, parents and governors to upskill the whole school community to embed and sustain changed practice.

As part of the support, InspireU will spend time at school every half term for a development day where the action plan is reviewed and impact monitored. During the development day, thematic workshops can be held as part of the development day which will be agreed beforehand to meet the needs of the school.

Ongoing offsite support is available for schools throughout the support period.

Our Packages...

Sense Checks and Being-Well Appraisal

£POA

Overview of ‘Being Well’ Approach and Being-Well Assessment of Current Performance
  • Sense checks with trainers
  • Being-Well Assessment of Current Performance
  • Individual School Action Plan and ‘Dream Phase Planning
  • Being-Well Leadership package

Whole Transformation Model

£POA
  • Scheduled support throughout the Year directly from trainers
  • ADDS sessions and Meetings with trainers.
  • Sense checks
  • Being-Well Assessment of Current Performance
  • Individual School Action Plan and ‘Dream Phase Planning’
  • Full training package including all 7 Training Modules
  • Reflection and Development Data