On 23rd September a team of practitioners from Alderwasley Hall School participated in a conference hosted by our Academy Alliance partners (Ash Field Teaching Academy). The topic for the day was improving the mental wellbeing of young people and was attended by colleagues from a range of schools (SEN and Mainstream) from across the Leicestershire area
A team from Alderwasley were instrumental in planning the conference from the very start and have been working within the project for many months prior to its execution. We worked alongside one of the Hospital Schools in Leicester and a residential school for young people with Emotional Social Behavioural Disorder profiles to put together a programme of key note presentations on the current state of mental wellbeing in our region’s school coupled with workshops offering practical ideas to support colleagues working with young people with needs within the mental wellbeing area and a presentation of artwork produced by young people at our school.
It is fair to say that our exceptional skills, specialisms and expertise in this area of Educational work shone through from outset of the project and this resulted in our team leading on three quarters of the presentations offered on the day. The feedback on the presentations was incredibly positive from the audience and our thanks go to the team of:
- Simon Blundell
- Todd Hinds
- Emma Illingworth
- Natalie Mills
- Stacie Needham
for, once again, illustrating the impressive work and vast range of skills our team have.