MindSpace

MindSpace is a ground-breaking multi service mental health provision for children and young people in schools. This initiative links mental health professionals, educators, families and young people to provide early intervention, prevention and resilience training.

Since it's inception in Barnsley in November 2016, MindSpace's precursor 4:Thought has engaged with 200 young people and 63 parents and carers. The rapid success of this service inspired by young people has prompted a re-brand and broader campaign. MindSpace aims to address emerging mental health needs immediately, direct in schools.

Now proven, this powerful model of mental health support cannot be confined to Barnsley.

This sector-led initiative provides a fully-realised and scalable model that will be of substantial interest to commissioners, administrators and education professionals.



Testimonials

Year 8 Parents Evening was hosted on 25 April 2017. In total 78% of parents attended and 125 parental questionnaires were completed. These responses show that:

96% of parents agreed that 'My child is happy at Kirk Balk'
99% of parents agreed that 'My child feels safe at Kirk Balk'
99% of parents agreed that 'My child is making good progress'
98% of parents agreed that 'My child is well looked after at Kirk Balk'
98% of parents agreed they 'would recommend Kirk Balk to another parent'

- Year 8 Parent Feedback

Performance

94.3% A to C in Chemistry
94.30%

94.3% of students at Kirk Balk achieved grades A*-C in their 2017 Chemistry GCSE exam

89.5% A*-C in Biology
89.50%

89.5% of students at Kirk Balk achieved grades A*-C in their 2017 Biology GCSE exam

68% achieved a grade 4 (equivalent to a grade C) or higher in Mathematics
68.00%

68% achieved a grade 4 (equivalent to a grade C) or higher in Mathematics