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Mental Health And Wellbeing Lead - Fixed Term

Aylesham Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2648-109S
  • Posted:30/06/2020
  • Pay:KR7 - KR8
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:14/07/2020 at 08:00
  • Interviews:20/07/20


Salary: Band within KR7 possibility of KR8

Hours: Fixed term - 18 months with the possibility to be made permanent. 21 hours per week (8:30am-4:00pm) Term-Time only (38 weeks a year) plus 3 Staff Training Days. 

Would you like to work in a brand new building with excellent facilities for a school rated ‘Good’ in all areas (Ofsted: December 2017)? Do you want to embark upon an exciting journey at Aylesham Primary School?

 We are seeking someone who can:

  1. Support the Headteacher and DHT/SENCo in reviewing and setting a mental health and wellbeing strategy and policy for the school
  2. Work therapeutically with children, and provide support and education to parents and the school team to facilitate wellbeing and mental health school
  3. Employ strategies for early intervention (early indicators of concerns or difficulties), know limits of competence and refer on to external agencies when necessary

Key responsibilities:

  1. To meet regularly with the SENCo and Family Liaison Officer to discuss pupils who require support in social, emotional and mental health
  2. Be a school DSL and act as a point of contact for safeguarding issues within the school. Liaise on a weekly basis with the DSLs ensuring reporting, school actions and record keeping are updated and key actions required to safeguard any pupil in school are timely progressed
  3. To deliver informal, small group staff training to build an understanding of wellbeing and mental health, what lies behind children’s behaviour and how to identify and put in place support for a child in need
  4. Support the SENCo and Family Liaison Officer to maintain systems and processes to:
  • Enable children to self-refer to a trusted adult if they have a worry or a concern and ensure that student voice is sought and heard
  • Undertake appropriate assessments of children and young people identified as having mental health needs
  • Deliver targeted support for children and young people where wellbeing and mental health issues or a high risk of mental health problems are identified
  • Provide guidance for teaching and non-teaching staff to engage children and young people with mental health problems in their learning
  • Engage and support parents through parent meetings to improve their confidence in building their own and their children’s resilience, managing emotional dysregulation and behaviour that challenges
  • Establish links and referral routes to specialist agencies – specifically CYPMHS, Educational Psychology services as well as any other voluntary or specialist support available locally
  1. To work with the SENCo and Family Liaison Officer to build and sustain capacity to enable good wellbeing and mental health support within the school system
  2. To develop with all staff how children will learn about mental health through the curriculum
  3. To evaluate and report on impact of interventions delivered – both on children’s mental health as well as their engagement in learning and academic progress
  4. To use evidence to continuously improve practice.


Information about the school

Aylesham Primary School is a two-form entry primary school in the heart of the Kent countryside, six miles south of Canterbury, serving Aylesham and the surrounding villages.

We offer a highly supportive and dedicated Leadership Team set within a fantastic working environment. Our brand new building boasts first class facilities including a new bespoke library, design technology room, a large school hall and studio for P.E, games, movement and drama.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact our friendly school office on 01304 840392.

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