The new TrailBlazer group has now been set up to develop government funded training for SENCOs, Teachers, Teaching Assistants and School Nurses to become registered Play Therapists. 90% of the total cost (estimated at £12,000 over a two year period) will be provided for training at level 7 (Post Graduate) once the proposed scheme is fully developed.
At the recent inaugural meeting nearly 100 primary schools were represented. There’s capacity for another 200 organised into clusters of 14 – 20 schools each.
The training will meet:
- The new Ofsted inspection requirements coming into force this September;
- registration on the Professional Standard Authority’s Accredited Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists;
- the principles of the new Mental Health Charter, being put forward as a blueprint for the reform of the 1983 Mental Health Act https://childmentalhealthcharter.com/
This is a marvellous opportunity to provide therapeutic support for your pupils with social, emotional, behaviour and mental health issues. Much reduced waiting lists for CAHMS, better than just a Mental Health Lead, excellent career progression for one or two staff members.
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Secretariat: Play Therapist TrailBlazer Apprenticeship Group