Delivering Mental and Physical Wellbeing in Schools

What can MSE do for your school?

We use British Values to deliver a programme of study for mental and physical wellbeing in the primary and secondary phase. This has proven to achieve significant increases in children’s confidence, self-esteem, emotional resilience and engage even the most reluctant of learners.

“MSE’s mental and physical wellbeing programme was a big hit with the pupils. The children focused on nature and were taught life-long strategies to build resilience, focus and finding peace and calm within themselves. MSE ran the course with professionalism, commitment and built up a fabulous rapport with the pupils.100% of Y3 and Y4 stated that the strategies have helped them in stressful situations and would continue to help them in the future. The MSE team care about children’s mental health and well-being and this course is a fabulous tool for life.” – Mrs J Pearson, Headteacher, Barnston Primary School, Wirral.

From a recent study, conducted by Katy Bird, Headteacher, Leasowe Primary School, Wirral, incidences of challenging behaviour have reduced, and the school’s overall attendance is at its highest on record.

We have had proven impact with children who have required 1:1 mentoring, after six months of the programme we ran, the positive behaviour for a child was 97.5%, the increase in his attainment was 37.5% and his attendance improved from 94.4% to 97.8%, exceeding the Department for Education’s target.

Through our experience of mentoring and rehabilitating soldiers with PTSD and lifelong injuries, we create a bespoke and flexible course tailored to the needs of your school. Our courses are packed with cross-curricular lessons and support and promote, PSHE, SMSC, PE, LOTC and embed resilience, confidence, teamwork and leadership skills. Accumulatively, our courses will prepare your students for life in modern Britain.

MSE have developed this training course to comply with the recommendations from the Government’s recent green paper ‘Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision’ and from consultations with local headteachers. The programme can be delivered to one cohort for half a day, over 12 weeks by two ex military instructors, or through a whole school approach which is delivered over a 12-month period by one instructor, for one full day, per week. These programmes can also be tailored to each school’s individual needs.

Our core values are at the very heart of our programme ensuring that any school working towards UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award can link the work that we do and ensure that the values we promote are lived and breathed by pupils and adults alike.

As part of compulsory health education in all schools in England from 2020 we teach our Life Saver Award (Little Life Saver is for KS1 pupils and Young Life Saver for KS2 pupils). This teaching has already had the desired impact on giving children life skills to save lives. A Year 6 pupil at Holy Cross RC Primary School, St. Helens, performed a selfless act and saved the life of one of his peers using the very skills that we had taught him. The result for all learners, staff and pupils alike, is a course that will enhance their mental and physical wellbeing, develop self-confidence, self-awareness, empathy, resilience and practical soft skills, which transfer into the classroom to have a positive impact on learning. Our Life Saver award is included in our programme of studies but is also available as a stand-alone course.

MSE know and understands that every child is different and each has their own specific needs. We address this by maintaining close communication with the school’s teaching and support staff to ensure that every child is kept safe, happy, healthy and is empowered to learn.

MSE gives Governors, Headteachers and the learning community an annual impact statement that exemplifies how the sports premium funding is spent and the impact of it on attendance, behaviour, the personal, social and emotional development of children, links to British Values and the impact our programme has on attainment.

The cost for delivery for a single cohort over 12 weeks is £3000. Discounts are available if more than one cohort is booked on the same day. Alternatively, our whole school approach programme costs £9500 and includes the following:

• 12-month programme of study for mental and physical wellbeing.
• Nationally accredited First Aid training for staff.
• Little and young life saver award for key stage 1 and 2.
• Forest school lessons for the whole school.
• After school club.
• Access to our activity resources such as our inflatable assault course, mega slide, zorbs, soccer darts and bell tents.
• Staff and community wellbeing and team building session.
• Impact statement.

For a small additional cost, you may wish to consider registering with our AQA Unit Award Scheme, which is a tried, and tested means by which learners; children, staff, parents and governors, no matter what their age or ability, can have their achievements and efforts formally recognised.

First Aid Training for Staff

We offer a nationally accredited First Aid courses to schools. As part of our commitment to schools and the wider community we strive to beat other providers on price. With our 12-month mental and physical well-being programme we will keep your staff trained and up to date for free.
It is important to note that all staff in schools should be trained in this life skill. For instance, the likelihood of choking is more likely to happen where eating is taken place. It is therefore important for canteen staff as well as teachers to be confident in life saving techniques.

• 1 Day Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid
• 2 Day Paediatric First Aid Course
• 3 Day Emergency First Aid at Work
• AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training
• Epilepsy Awareness Training
• The use of Epi-Pens
• Re-qualification and Refresher courses

Assessment & certification:
Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the candidates throughout the course, there is no final exam. Those candidates who complete the course and are deemed to have reached the required standard are issued with a certificate that is valid for three years (1 year for AED certification). Under the current HSE guidelines it is strongly recommended that first aid trained staff attend a half-day update every twelve months.

Forest Skills for Staff
This course gives teaching staff a practical understanding of how they can use nature and an outdoor environment to inspire, engage and motivate pupils. It is delivered over six twilight sessions or during inset days and is designed to embed a practical understanding of how teachers can maximise their outdoor space where all subjects can be taught and greatly enhance pupils learning, experience and wellbeing.
Each session will be based around a focused activity, where teachers will get a practical understanding, knowledge of the risks involved and how to minimize them and discover direct links to the curriculum of different subjects. Teachers will feel motivated, confident and empowered to use the outdoors as an effective means of teaching multiple subjects.
By fusing our ‘5 R’ principal throughout our unique course, every activity is ideal for developing overall self-confidence and well-being in every student.

• Resilience
• Resourceful
• Reflective
• Respectful
• Reactive

The practical outdoor sessions cover:

• Fire lighting
• Rope Knots & Tarp shelters
• Imagination & Art
• Fire-craft & Cooking
• Using tools, construction ideas
• Survival Scenarios