Valuing Minds works with schools in a variety of ways to provide advice, guidance, interventions and/or training.
It’s a difficult time in education: throughout the sector, schools and colleges are having to do more with less – fewer resources available to manage increased workloads and paperwork, increased demand for greater student support and increased regulation. There appears to be an ‘epidemic’ of mental health problems among the young, with media reporting almost on a daily basis that younger and younger children are showing signs of stress, isolation and depression – and with limited CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) to refer youngsters to.
At the same time, teacher stress is at an all-time high. Teacher recruitment and retention are posing huge challenges for senior leaders and schools, as experienced staff leave the profession and often applicant pools, especially for senior posts, are small.
What’s on your mind?
Whether you need practical educational psychologist solutions in school for pupils, training for your staff or support for your senior leadership team (or yourself) we can help.
Regular consultations, referrals, help with EHCP applications or reviews (please click here for more information about EHCPs), assessments or perhaps something else. We work in Local Authority, Academy Trust and Independent schools in and around Hertfordshire and North London.
We offer training covering a variety of topics and deliver it in a way to suit you and your staff. Whether you need an INSET day on dyslexia, 1:1 training for a LSA or want to know how you can apply educational psychology in your every day classroom management, just ask. We don’t just offer a ‘menu’ of training for you to pick from – we work with you to make our training sessions valuable for everyone.
Our knowledge of both the education and business psychology sectors enables us to provide practical, experience based support to senior teachers. The challenges facing senior leadership teams now are greater than ever – whether you need us to develop solutions, act as a sounding board or mentor team members, we can help.
To find out more, please get in touch with us via this form – and let us know when’s a good time to call.