We are thrilled to be able to announce that following our full day inspection visit last week we have been awarded the Trauma informed Schools Award. This is a real success as we are one of only 8 schools in the country to hold the award!
Trauma Informed Schools UK’s vision is to provide appropriate training for schools, communities and organisations so that they become trauma informed and mentally healthy places for all.
This means they aim to help children and teenagers BEFORE they get mental health problems – to catch them as they are falling not after they have fallen.
As they state on their website ‘Towards this aim we strongly endorse the statement in the Government Green Paper December 2017 Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision, “ There is evidence that appropriately-trained and supported staff such as teachers, school nurses, counsellors, and teaching assistants can achieve results comparable to those achieved by trained therapists in delivering a number of interventions addressing mild to moderate mental health problems (such as anxiety, conduct disorder, substance use disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder)”. We are appropriately training school staff to take on this task.
Our objective is to bring about a whole school /organisational cultural shift where the wellbeing of all is the highest priority. We implement many interventions to ensure the relational and emotional health of all. Our interventions are evidence based with the backing of over 1,000 research studies from psychology and neuroscience.'
Following your recent TISUK award visit I am delighted to confirm that you have achieved the Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools Award.
Our consultant was highly impressed by the standard of practise within your school.
You are officially the eighth school in the UK to achieve this award. Once more schools have the award we will be hosting an awards ceremony in London. In the meantime if you would like to have the award plaque posted to you please confirm the postal address and exact wording of the name of your school.
Best wishes and congratulations!