Designed for professionals working in secondary schools, The Sleep Charity’s Sleep Champion course gives you the tools and resources needed to support students with their sleep.
Quality sleep has been proven to improve behaviour and development, with school attainment much more likely to improve when pupils get a good night’s sleep.
Research shows that sleep patterns alter during puberty, meaning youngsters often don’t fall asleep until much later at night. This can often result in difficulties waking in the morning and long-term sleep deprivation, which impacts upon on their education.
This course outlines the reasons for these sleep issues, and provides practical strategies for supporting youngsters in improving their sleep patterns. Also included are useful resources for starting conversations with young people, information you can share with students and families, and a downloadable assembly presentation.
“Sleep is an essential part of our health and wellbeing, and all schools would benefit from having a Sleep Champion on their team.”
Sleep is an essential part of our health and wellbeing, and all schools would benefit from having a Sleep Champion on their team.
The course is taken online and takes around 1.5 hours to complete, followed by a one-hour live session with an expert. You will then receive a two-year license to deliver the programme, with a refresher course available at the end of that period.
- Improve students’ behaviour, attendance and development by helping them develop better sleep habits.
- The course covers seven modules – including ‘The Importance of Sleep’; ‘Sleep Physiology’; ‘Causes of Sleep Issues’; ‘Identifying Causes of Sleep Issues’ and ‘Good Sleep Practice’ – and includes a range of useful resources.