The Department of Education at the University of York is internationally renowned for its work on mental health and wellbeing in school aged children. It is embarking on a unique project of knowledge exchange with the PSHE Association, the national body for personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education.
The KTP Associate will lead a project that aims to improve children’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing (MHEW) by providing innovative curriculum materials and training, based on the latest research in developmental psychology and neuroscience. This will enable teachers to effectively foster essential knowledge, skills and capabilities in primary school children and address the current shortage of evidence-based materials in this area.
PSHE education is the curriculum subject through which children's MHEW education is covered in England, and since September 2020 these Health Education aspects have been compulsory in all schools. Teachers need trustworthy, evidence-based materials on which to base their curriculum. The successful applicant will play a key role by reviewing and synthesising evidence and designing and facilitating a co-production process with PSHE Association Subject Specialists to translate this evidence into practical tools for teachers.
The successful applicant will be employed by the University of York and based at the PSHE Association’s office in London. They will work closely with key PSHE Association personnel while receiving support and guidance from academics from the Department of Education. The KTP Association will work full-time for a fixed term of 24 months.
Salary: £38,587 - £46,042 per annum fixed for the duration of the project and £2,000 a year training budget.
The focus of the project will be on incorporating two key wellbeing capacities – the self-regulatory capacity (as a source of self-management) and the self-world capacity (as a source of empathy and prosociality) – into a developmental curriculum framework, classroom resources and training.
(Role holders will be required to undertake some or all of the duties below):
Interview date: To be confirmed
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