12 Oct '14

News Schools and parents must work together to improve childrens mental health

Parents need more opportunity to discuss whats happening in their childs life headteacher Adam Pettitt on student wellbeing and why schools can be both nurturing and ambitiousAdam Pettitt is headteacher of Highgate school, a coeducation independent school in London. Young peoples mental health is an issue that has hit the headlines a lot over the past few months. In June, the charity Young Minds warned that cuts to services for children were amounting to a national crisis, and two months later the care minister Norman Lamb described provision as not fit for purpose. Headteacher Adam Pettitt recently ran a conference on the topic for parents, saying the idea stemmed from the sense that not enough is being done to help children with their mental wellbeing. Continue reading...

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