NAHT members are at the forefront of safeguarding children. School leaders are committed to keeping children safe, so they can learn well. NAHT recognises the fundamental role that mental health plays in children’s success and that poor mental health is a significant barrier to learning but there is a need to be very clear about the role of education and the responsibilities of health in supporting pupils' well-being.
This is why NAHT is campaigning to:
- Enable schools to play their part in supporting pupils’ emotional and mental wellbeing.
- Support schools to safeguard pupils and protect them from harm.
- Ensure collaborative approaches across communities to pupil exclusions.