Are you open to new thinking and keen to transform your school's understanding of, and responses to, behaviour, mental health and wellbeing?
The Ossigeno believes schools should be places where
• Everyone feels valued and included
• Everyone feels safe enough to learn, challenge and grow
The team at The Ossigeno are experienced teachers, leaders, trainers and facilitators. We are passionate about education and believe our schools should be places of safety, nurture and challenge.
We are bringing years of teaching, training and research insights and instincts to educational settings (and beyond) to rethink approaches to behaviour, mental health and wellbeing.
We want to do things differently - to harness the value of classroom and whole school cultures; to challenge the status quo and to deliver innovative training.
We fundamentally believe that psychological safety is pivotal in every classroom, youth setting and work place.
'Psychological safety is like the Oxygen in your school; it's essential, and you will know when it's missing.
It's the Oxygen. It's the Ossigeno.
At 'The Ossigeno' our training and support services are based on relational practices, underpinned by the principles of psychological safety. We believe this to be a key indicator in building happy, successful and high performing schools cultures. Creating classrooms, and staffrooms, where individuals feel they can contribute, question and challenge.
Psychological safety is brave, trusting and challenging - because we can be all of these when we feel psychologically safe.
We offer a range of training support packages for schools;
- Behaviour - The Ossigeno Way
- The Ossigeno Classroom
- The Ossigeno Staffroom
- The Ossigeno Mental Health
- The Ossigeno - Bespoke
- Social Emotional Mental Health support - including setting up 'The Ossigeno in-school provision'.
NEW for 2023 - Staff workplace wellbeing support - Reflective Spaces -
Group or individual sessions, a time to think about work based challenges, changes and how they impact us and those we work with. Looking to 'lighten the load' and promote positive ways forward.
NICE Guidelines for Social, Emotional and Mental wellbeing in Primary and Secondary Schools states:
Schools should adopt a whole-school approach to support positive social, emotional and mental wellbeing of staff, children and young people in primary and secondary education.
Ensure that the school has a culture, ethos and practice that strengthens relational approaches and inclusion, and that recognises the importance of psychological safety.
The Commission On Young Lives report 'Heads Up: Rethinking mental health services for vulnerable young people' states: Children and their parents and families have told the Commission of the damaging impact that exclusions have on them, often being out of school for extended periods, feeling isolated and away from peers and once again feeling uncared for. Children can be punished for behaviour that is linked to their mental health, and responses to their behaviours, which can often include the use of isolation rooms and exclusion - rather than therapeutic interventions - which can further harm young people’s mental health.
Sir Norman Lamb, Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition: “We must not forget that children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever. Our preliminary findings suggest that whilst young people are aware that behaviour is often linked to their mental health, they do not believe that current behaviour policies are effective. We share the ambition of government to create supportive, safe and inclusive school environments that enable and facilitate learning".