Mental Health Setting Audit Review


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Phases covered as Mental Health Lead (select all that apply): [250]<\/p>

Type of setting (select all that apply): [253]<\/p>

Ethos and Environment<\/h3><\/div><\/div>“},{“box”:3,”content”:”

1 The Mental Health Lead\u2019s role, includes supporting the mental wellbeing of pupils, embedding respect and diversity.<\/p>


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2 Whilst there may be a Mental Health Lead, all staff understand their role in supporting the needs of other staff and young people.<\/p>


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3 Staff feel secure and confident enough to address immediate behaviour, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.<\/p>


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4 Staff feel supported and are able to discuss their own mental health needs.<\/p>


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5 Staff feel supported and are able to discuss their own mental health needs.<\/p>


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6 There is an ethos that values diversity and acts against bullying.<\/p>


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7 All teaching staff meet their obligations under appropriate equal opportunities legislation, such as differentiated expectations for young people with behavioural difficulties.<\/p>


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8 The setting plays an active part in supporting the wellbeing of the local community.<\/p>


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Leadership and Management<\/h3>“},{“box”:29,”content”:”

9 There is a \u2018Mental Health Lead\u2019 and this role is seen as separate to the role of SENDCO, who they work with to meet the needs of those with complex difficulties.<\/p>


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10 The Mental Health Lead feeds directly into the School Management Team.<\/p>


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11 There is a whole-school Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy and Action Plan, including ensuring the wellbeing of staff and pupils.<\/p>


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12 The policy reflects any DfE, Public Health, CAMHS or other relevant strategies.<\/p>


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13 The policy has been influenced by the local community, in addition to coproduction with parents\/carers\/pupils, to reflect the cultural community they are based in.<\/p>


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14 The Governing Body know their role in monitoring the social, emotional and mental health of pupils and staff.<\/p>


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15 There is a procedure in place for staff, including temporary personnel, parents and pupils to raise concerns relating to social, emotional and mental health.<\/p>


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16 Concerns raised by staff, parents or pupils are recorded and dealt with accordingly.<\/p>


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17 Exclusions, where given, are used to increase the effectiveness of any individual plans, for example, an individual plan is reviewed to avoid or reduce the likelihood of the exclusion happening again.<\/p>


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Student Voice<\/h3>“},{“box”:58,”content”:”

18 Pupils are able to talk about the Mental Health and Wellbeing, and the Behaviour Policies.<\/p>


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19 Pupils are involved in the formulation and implementation of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy and provision.<\/p>


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20 Pupils who receive sanctions are able to reflect on why they received the sanction.<\/p>


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Working with Parents, Carers and Families<\/h3>“},{“box”:69,”content”:”

21 Parents and carers are able to talk about the Mental Health and Wellbeing, and the Behaviour Policies.\u00a0<\/p>


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22 Parents and carers are involved in the formulation and implementation of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy and provision.<\/p>


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23 Provision is in place to support parenting skills, promote resilience and mental wellbeing in the home environment.<\/p>


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Staff Development<\/h3>“},{“box”:90,”content”:”

24 The Mental Health Lead has had appropriate training to help them (a) have a good understanding of the risk factors associated with mental health difficulties; (b) to know the signs and symptoms of various mental health conditions; (c) to understand how to identify mental health needs earlier; and (d) apply their knowledge to support pupils.<\/p>


Comments: [196]<\/p>“},{“box”:93,”content”:”

25 There is regular staff training for all teaching and non-teaching staff on social, emotional and mental health topics, such as: (a) Disabilities and Medical Conditions (b) Social and Emotional Conditions (c) Mental Health Difficulties (d) Attachment (e) Mental Wellbeing (f) Multi-disciplinary Working.<\/p>


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26 Staff in high-risk roles receive clinical supervision from someone independent of their line-management.<\/p>


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27 There is regular training for the Governing Body on their responsibilities for supporting staff and pupils in social, emotional and mental health.<\/p>


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28 Advice, support and guidance is in place for staff not commonly included in training, for example supply teachers, administrative staff or catering\/lunch staff.<\/p>


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Identifying Needs and Monitoring Impact<\/h3>“},{“box”:107,”content”:”

29 There is a clear policy(ies) for the identification and development of plans to address social, emotional and mental health difficulties, including SEN processes as relevant.<\/p>


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30 Social, emotional and mental health problems are identified at an early stage and procedures work to intervene promptly.<\/p>


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31 Response to behaviour promotes a speedy identification of the underlying needs and appropriate strategies are put in place.<\/p>


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32 Packages of support for young people experiencing mental health difficulties include opportunities to develop skills for life and meet the expectations of the world around them.<\/p>


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33 The setting has identified appropriate local mental health services, including voluntary and private offers.<\/p>


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34 This map has enabled the school to identify \u2018gaps\u2019 in local provision and put plans in place.<\/p>


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35 Behaviour records, attendance data and social and emotional measures, are used to monitor the non-academic progress of pupils with social and emotional problems, and those with relevant mental health difficulties.<\/p>


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36 Alternatives to exclusion, including any off-site provision, are reviewed against the progress of the young person.<\/p>


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Targeted Support<\/h3>“},{“box”:133,”content”:”

37 There is a clear procedure for the commissioning\/referral\/involvement of external mental health professionals, such as psychologists, therapists or counsellors.<\/p>


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38 There is a working strategy for supporting the mental health and wellbeing of staff, including appropriate signposting and support for those experiencing difficulties.<\/p>


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39 Mental health services are engaged\/commissioned appropriately, according to the needs.<\/p>


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40 Partnerships and relationships with local services, such as Mental Health Support Teams, exist and have a positive impact on pupils.<\/p>


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Curriculum, Teaching and Learning<\/h3>“},{“box”:157,”content”:”

41 The PSHE Curriculum includes regular opportunities to discuss differences between expectations for different young people.<\/p>


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42 Lesson plans and individual support plans reflect an approach to help young people with SEMH difficulties to have skills for life and meet the expectations of the world around them.<\/p>


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43 Resources, such as the guidance on Teaching about Wellbeing (https:\/\/\/guidance\/teaching-about-mental-wellbeing) are used by the PSHE and other subject leads to inform planning.<\/p>


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44 Other subject areas integrate opportunities to develop social, emotional and mental health skills.<\/p>


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45 Pupils with social, emotional or mental health difficulties are able to access the curriculum and extra-curricula activities.<\/p>


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