Schools need to be aware of the range of mental health needs that pupils may have and have ways to identify pupils that may benefit from a referral for diagnosis. In this article, Suzanne O’Connell explains how schools can promote good practice in this area and how to work with others to identify a specific need.
Dr. Suzanne O'Connell
Dr Suzanne O’Connell is a freelance writer specialising in education. She is also the Managing Editor of Attendance Matters Magazine. Prior to this she taught for 23 years and was a headteacher of a junior school in Nuneaton for 11 years.