Governor Training: Mental Health and Wellbeing Link Governor Sessions (February)
Course Provider: Children’s Services Standards and Learning Effectiveness Service
Code: GOV873
Date: 09/02/2021 from 19.00 - 21.00
Location: Microsoft Teams
Cost: Log in to the East Sussex Learning Portal to view costs

Level: Clerks, Governors

Phase: Cross Phase, Primary, Secondary, Special Schools


Booking deadline: 7 February 2021

We will reference the government’s Green Paper on developing a whole school approach to mental health and emotional wellbeing (MHEW) in schools and the newly produced ‘Supporting children and young people in their mental health’, distributed to all schools/colleges in April/May 2018.

Training objectives

  • Legislation re schools’ responsibilities pertaining to MHEW
  • What we mean by MHEW
  • How governors can support SLT in implementing and evaluating 8 principles of whole school approach to MHEW
  • Monitoring staff MHEW

Learning outcomes

To become familiar with the government’s recommendations, To identify next steps for supporting SLT, To identify a named lead governor for MHEW in each setting.

Additional information

This workshop is to support governors in understanding how to support SLT in embedding a culture and good practice to support positive practice around staff and students’ MHEW in schools. The aim is to appoint a named MHEW lead in each school/college, and also a named MHEW lead governor. 

It would be helpful if governors have familiarised themselves with “Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: A Green Paper”, published in December 2017

Target audience

This course is designed for Clerks and Governors in East Sussex Maintained Primary, Secondary, Special schools, East Sussex Primary, Secondary and Special academies, Independent and Free schools. 

Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be provided.  

How to book

Follow the link to book here.

Booking deadline: 7 February 2021

Enquiries: Please contact the Events Team SLES

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