Schools have a huge opportunity to make an impact on the emotional growth and resilience of pupils that they work with.
Taking a whole school approach to resilience and wellbeing involves considering all interactions with pupils, both formal and informal, as well as considering the wellbeing of families, staff and the wider community.
HeadStart Kent have taken the eight principles of the Public Health England’s ‘Promoting Children and Young People’s Emotional Heath and Wellbeing – a Whole School and College Approach‘ and created a free School Resilience Toolkit for all schools to use to create a comprehensive plan of activity that will not only benefit the students but the staff, families and wider community too.
Schools can access a variety of resources and grant opportunities for pupils and free training for staff.
School Resilience Toolkit
Here is the free School Resilience Toolkit that will take schools through the steps to develop a whole school approach.
Whole setting approach resources
Resources to support schools work through the resilience toolkit.
Staff development and wellbeing
Find out more about training opportunities and wellbeing resources and guidance for staff.
Grants are available for wellbeing projects and for pupils to try out new hobbies and interests.
Click here for resilience conversation and self-reflection tools and guidance.
Session plans, activities and resources
Session plans, activities and resources covering a range of topics to support schools when working with young people.
Participation opportunities for young people
There are many opportunities for young people to get involved in participation across the county.
Information and advice about what support is available during COVID-19. By clicking this link you will be taken to a different section of the site
Draw Your Own Solution schools campaign page
Find out how Draw Your Own Solution helps schools and communities to support young people in building resilience.