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10 December 2021

Dfe assured funded senior mental health lead training with Leeds City Council.

In June the DfE announced the introduction of the senior lead mental heath training grant:

'The Department for Education (DfE) is offering a £1,200 grant for a senior member of school or college staff to access quality assured training to implement an effective whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing in your setting. Grants of £1,200 will be available to around a third of all eligible state schools and colleges in England in the 2021 to 2022 financial year. This is part of the government’s commitment to offer this training to all eligible schools and colleges by 2025.
The grant is provided to cover (or contribute to) the cost of attending a quality assured course and may also be used to hire supply staff whilst leads are engaged in learning.' (www.gov.uk)

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in bidding to become a DfE quality assured course provider. Our new DfE quality-assured intermediate level training programme will be launched from February 2022.

The 'Developing a whole school approach to leading mental health in your school' programme will be available to all schools in the Yorkshire and Humber region and is aimed at leaders in school who are familiar with the role and / or have 'completed limited senior mental health leadership training' already.

If you are unasure if this level of training will be right for you please do get in touch for a chat. 

Read the full article to find out more about our offer to schools in the Yorkshire and Humber region. 

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