Emotional Resilience Training
How will it help me do my job?
Teachers can access a web based training module called Head-First to support them deliver training to children and young people in primary and secondary schools as part of their PHSE curriculum.
How can I work better and extend my professional networks?
Pupils from all primary and secondary schools across the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark have already been offered access to this ambitious programme to improve the health and wellbeing children in primary and secondary schools
How will it help me deliver better services to CYPs?
You will be able to provide children and young people with the skills to cope better with stressful and difficult situations
Who to contact to get involved
Please contact an organisation called The Training Effect at: http://www.thetrainingeffect.co.uk/
Q1. What is asthma?
Asthma is a condition that affects the lungs. Over time, triggers in the air such as pollens, moulds, animal dander, and dust can cause the airway to become red, sore, and swollen. The airways are also quite sensitive to other triggers such as exercise, weather, cigarette smoke, pollution, and heightened emotions. These triggers can make the airway tighten, making it difficult to breathe.
For more information watch the 'Boostershot comic – ‘What is asthma? – Pathophysiology of asthma video. This gives an overview of what happens to the airway and how symptoms can be treated.
Find link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ur1XreTiNg
Please see below this very useful guide for children with epilepsy in school – it will answer many of the common questions school staff may have: https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/sites/epilepsy/files/Education%20Epilepsy%20in%20schools%2014%208%2014.pdf
Q1. Should my student attend school trips?
Yes – We advice that a child with epilepsy should attend school trips and that a risk assessment is completed prior to the trip to make it as safe as possible. We are on hand to help with any further training needs and questions. When a risk assessment is completed we advice the student (If old enough) and parents/carers are included.
Depending on how long the school trip is, it is worth checking to ensure you have a care plan in place for the child or young person and this is correct. If you are going away longer than the school day, the child may require additional medicines to control their epilepsy. Your school should have a policy on administering and managing medicines for children, additional information can be sort from your local authority or school nursing team. This will cover how to obtain consent from their legal guardian, how to store the medicines safety though it is important that the care plan you have is accurate and you are comfortable in supporting medicines taking.
School activates such as swimming are encouraged with the right support in place such as utilizing a swimming pool that has lifeguard support and that the lifeguard is made aware of the diagnosis. When swimming it is also advised to have an allocated person to watch the child in the pool e.g. a parent could watch the child whilst in a group swimming lesson.
Contact sports such as football and rugby are fine unless specified otherwise in the school care plan.