In schools, there is a growing blur between the realms of education and care. It has become increasingly evident that school staff are shouldering a tremendous responsibility in addressing mental health concerns, often due to long waiting lists and inconsistent quality of external support services.
To shed light on this issue, we are delighted to have Zara Wright Director of SEND at the Weydon Multi Academy Trust, join Dale to discuss ’The boundaries between education and care’. Zara brings valuable insights and expertise and will delve into the complexities and implications of the intertwined roles of education and care in schools.
Listen to find out:
- The real picture of what schools are having to manage as a result of the SEND and mental health crises.
- Changing roles of school staff due to the increase of mental health difficulties.
- Reasonable adjustments and how they work in reality.
- Solutions/Considerations for schools to get the balance right between education and care.
About Zara Wright
Zara is Director of SEND at Weydon Multi Academy Trust and Deputy Headteacher at a MLD school. She has worked in specialist and mainstream educational settings for over 15 years. She is a qualified SENDCo and holds an MEd in Inclusion. She has also worked as Mental Health Lead, DSL and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children. Zara works with a number of local charities and organisations to help promote support for young people and their parents. She has presented at Westminster Education Forum and The Virtual SEND Conference. She is currently studying for an MSc in Psychology.
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