Congratulations to Kader Academy who recently achieved the Headstart School Quality Standard – Silver award. The school responded really enthusiastically to the Headstart model to build on existing practices in school which support mental health and emotional wellbeing.
The headteacher, Alison Mitchinson, has been instrumental in ensuring the Headstart approach has been implemented from a senior level and embedded as a whole school approach. They have embraced the resilience framework which underpins the Headstart model and used it to strengthen and develop their approach to supporting the school community with mental wellbeing and emotional health, with a keen interest in enabling pupils to build self-management and develop greater resilience, this has been particularly pertinent during the time of a global pandemic.
Alison added, “thankyou Nicola and all the team at HeadStart for helping Kader to achieve the Silver Award. We cannot wait to get going with our new project which will be quiet reflective areas outside in which to enjoy the fresh air and reflect on all that is positive in our lives . We will keep you updated on our progress and hope you will come to visit us on completion of the work”
Staff have been really keen to access the training that Headstart offers to enable staff to better identify signs and symptoms in relation to emotional health. This supports early intervention and prevention and has provided staff with key tools based in academic resilience enabling children to achieve despite adversity.
They will be using their Headstart grant to develop new outdoor areas to improve mental health and wellbeing in children and staff to build resilience in the school community.
Well done Kader Academy!
Published: September 22