Nurse Kate Shortlisted in Prestigious Awards
St John’s School Nurse has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for her work in supporting young deaf people’s mental health.
Kate Adams has been named as a finalist in the Outstanding Impact category of the upcoming National Association of Special Schools Awards, being held in Grantham this month.
She has been shortlisted for her work in developing support structures and plans to help the young people at the school with their physical and mental health needs, which can be complex.
Nurse Kate developed a programme framework which enables school staff and external mental health professionals to collaborate effectively for the benefit of the young people. Her work to increase understanding and management of mental health and improve the support of students’ mental health needs has had a profoundly positive impact.
She will join the other finalists at this year’s NASS awards which are being held on October 11th.
Head Teacher at the school, Ann Bradbury, said: “Kate’s work has helped us understand and support the young people’s mental health within school and this has had a profoundly positive effect, not just for the students themselves, but also for the staff team who feel better prepared and more able to support them effectively.
“This shortlisting is testament to Kate’s dedication and hard work here at St John’s and we wish her all the very best at the awards later this month.”