STSA are delighted to be a partner of the new Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin…Read More
It is very exciting to be embarking on the 4th year of Future in Mind, working together to improve the lives of children and young people in Telford and Wrekin. This effective model of partnership working has been used to support two bids recently. The first is Telford and Wrekin becoming a Wave 2 trailblazer, which will mean a team of mental health practitioners, supporting schools in Central and South clusters, over the next 4 years at a cost of £360,000. Bids to Big Lottery are being pursued to ensure that all areas of Telford have access to this support.
Following on from feedback from all staff in schools, including the Future in Mind leads, STSA has been successful in working with the Anna Freud Centre. They provide a service called the Mental Health Services, Schools and Colleges Link Programme, funded by the DfE, which brings schools, LAs and Health together, including MPFT(Midlands Partnership Foundation trust) who deliver the support for mental health provision to our children and young people. This will ensure better understanding of all partners’ roles. It is fully funded and Telford is likely to have 3 cohorts, attending 2 workshops, which will be run around 8 weeks apart. This will run in Spring term 2020; dates will be sent to you soon.
Our offer for 2019-2020 is based on your feedback, working with Public Health and understanding the types of referrals being received by Bee-U.
Autumn 2019 – 12th November 2019
Supporting the statutory RSE curriculum from 2020, which will include:
- developing a policy
- content of relationships education, sex education and health education in primary and secondary schools
- parents’ rights to withdraw
- whole school approach
- information for parents.
Reviewing the Respect Yourself resource and updating any aspects so that you are compliant with the statutory guidance.
Spring 2020 – 5th March 2019
Supporting the work of Emotional Health and Wellbeing Leads to bring about change – Dr Tina Rae
We know what a fantastic job you are doing, working in creative and innovative ways to support children and young people with mental health needs. However, we are mindful that you too need to be looked after, so wanted to provide a day and resource that supports your well-being. This resource was published over the summer and so is hot off the press!
Summer 2020 – 20th May
Identifying and supporting children and young people with sensory processing difficulties – Dr Tina Rae
You asked for further work linked to attachment, particularly around managing behaviour that challenges through addressing sensory needs and a toolkit for diagnosing ASD in girls. We know that there is under diagnosis of girls with autism.