Senior Mental Health Lead, Sevenoaks Primary School
In her role as Senior Mental Health Lead, and as a trained Draw and Talk, ELSA and Thrive licenced practitioner, Alice has empowered parents and staff teams. She has supported children 1:1 and in group settings, as well as delivering bespoke mental health education to primary aged pupils. Alice designed and led the whole school's relational approach ' her relational policy is now used as an exemplar for schools across the UK (via Thrive). A recent Ofsted report cited the wellbeing provision as "exemplary". She was also instrumental in designing an engaging and bespoke whole school curriculum for PSHE at her current school. Alice has completed training in Thrive, Trauma Informed Schools, ELSA, Draw and Talk, Mental Health First Aid and Mindfulness in School Project. As a consultant, Alice has developed high-quality, inspiring and creative teaching and learning resources for Universal films, Penguin Books, youth mental health charity 'Now and Beyond' and literacy charity BookTrust. Her latest projects include co-authoring the second edition of The Little Book about the Big Brain (a book that applies learnings from neuroscience in education settings) as well as collaborating with Cbeebies presenters to write and produce a song for Now and Beyond's children's mental health week festival.
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