Head-First: emotional health and resilience programme for schools
The Head-First programme is an emotional health and resilience programme for primary and secondary schools.
Head-First is designed to:
- improve the skills, competencies and confidence of staff
- improve access to high quality resources for all school staff
- improve the emotional health and well-being of children and young people
- develop children and young people’s social and emotional competencies
This programme and associated training allows school staff to deliver in-school support to their pupils, and unlimited access to the Head-First website provides targeted resources for each key stage, including effective lesson plans, support and a targeted intervention programme for at risk pupils.
As it progresses, Head-First enables staff to develop and introduce new concepts, activities and skills as the children transition to adolescence.
Participating schools also benefit from:
- an emotional health audit to ascertain the level of need amongst pupils, staff
- competencies and staff well-being
- access to a huge library of PSHE resources, programmes and support
- training to deliver effective evidence based universal support to their pupils
- training to deliver the Head-First targeted intervention
Head-First was originally commissioned by CYPHP (Children and Young People’s Health Partnership), for delivery in all primary and secondary schools in Lambeth and Southwark.