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Supporting pupil wellbeing: the board’s role

school-environment pupils and the teacher reading together

This seminar, part of NGA’s 2022 summer conference series, features a panel of expert speakers:

  • Deidre Kehoe, Director of Training & Services, Young Minds
  • Simone Bayes, Deputy Director, Mental Health Delivery, Pupil Wellbeing and Safety Directorate, Department for Education
  • Kay Batkin, Network Director, Youth Sport Trust and Well Schools
  • Marina Smith, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing Programmes, Place2Be
  • Adrian Bethune, Founder of Teachappy and teacher & governor at Broughton Junior School

The panel cover a range of topics, including:

  • the rise in mental health concerns for children and young people
  • characteristics of a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing
  • the role of school leaders and the governing board
  • the impact of pupil wellbeing on learning
  • support available to schools and boards

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