The Head-First curriculum
Our curriculum is focused on the acquisition of skills to help young people identify, self-manage and learn to understand and control their emotions.
It is delivered through PSHE and small intervention groups which are offered at all key stages. This ensures that schools can target support where it is most needed, this targeting is supported through our audit approach which helps ascertain the need within each school.
PSHE resources are provided to all participating schools, these cover multiple topics and follow the programme ethos and approach. These can be used to supplement existing provision or to design a bespoke scheme of work.
At the core of Head-First is our targeted programme, delivered over multiple sessions by trained school staff. These staff are drawn from across the school community and represent a diverse range of school professionals including pastoral support staff, learning assistants and teachers.
We use existing staff to ensure that positive relationships are enforced and feelings of connectedness to school are improved.
Head-First is aiming to work with at least 20 schools in Southwark and 20 schools in Lambeth over the 2016/17 academic year. The service is available to all primary and secondary schools, there are no requirements on who can take part. To make sure your school can benefit from the programme please get in touch as soon as possible to discuss the offer and to arrange a meeting with one of our team.
You can contact us by clicking here. Just call the office or send us an email to learn more about what Head-First can do for your school and your pupils.
Participating schools receive:
Full range of PSHE resources covering multiple topics
Access to Head-First website for unlimited number of staff within the school
All required programme elements. From lesson plans to evaluation measures
Emotional health audit conducted with target year groups or the whole school
Staff training focused on universal and targeted programme elements
Targeted programme focused on social and emotional competencies