For Schools

Find out more about the HeadStart offer for primary and secondary schools in Newham

How does HeadStart work with schools?

HeadStart works closely with Newham schools to transform how schools support their pupils to stay emotionally healthy which will reduce barriers to learning and improve a young person’s life chances.

What benefits will schools see?

Improved school attendance and attainment in pupils with emerging mental health difficulties as well as a reduction in mental health difficulties and risky behaviour taking in these pupils.

How does HeadStart accept recommendations from schools?

HeadStart accepts referrals from both school staff and pupils themselves.

HeadStart looks different in primary and secondary schools

In Newham primary schools, HeadStart:

  • supports schools to develop and implement whole school resilience and wellbeing strategies;
  • and trains and then employs local parents to deliver effective parenting courses to their peers.

For pupils with emerging mental health difficulties in primary schools, HeadStart:

In primary schools, HeadStart is particularly helpful for ensuring pupils transitioning to secondary school have the right skills to make the change a positive experience.

In Newham Secondary Schools, HeadStart:

  • supports schools to develop and implement whole school resilience and wellbeing strategies;
  • trains and then employs local parents to deliver effective parenting courses to their peers;

For pupils with emerging mental health difficulties in secondary schools, HeadStart: