Blue Smile seeks feedback on teacher welfare and the impact on the schools where we work, helping the school achieve its best.
School staff benefit from being able to discuss strategies and issues with expert therapists, to consider how they can help children with emotional issues in class. Many of our therapists are former teachers who know what a difference this can make.
Blue Smile provides:
• Professional mentoring support for teachers
• Training on mental health for school governors
Emotions can significantly influence a child’s learning and engagement in school, affecting it positively or adversely ². As the Chief Medical Officer for England puts it:
“Promoting physical and mental health in schools creates a virtuous circle reinforcing children’s attainment and achievement that in turn improves their wellbeing, enabling children to thrive and achieve their full potential.” ³
² Farahmand F, Grant K, Polo A, Duffy S, Dubois D (2011). School-based mental health and behavioral programs for low-income, urban youth: a systematic and meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology. 18(4):372-90
³ Quoted in Brooks F (2013). Chapter 7: Life stage: School Years, in Chief Medical Officer’s annual report 2012: Our Children Deserve Better: Prevention Pays, ed. Professor Dame Sally C Davies. London: DH – cited in ‘The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment: A briefing for head teachers, governors and staff in education settings, Public Health England, Nov 2014).