Steve is an assistant headteacher at Tapton School, and an SLE for Fields of Learning Teaching Alliance. He is passionate about improving mental health and wellbeing of students and staff, and actively champions links with organisations to improve the mental health and wellbeing in schools. You can have your say now on the new Department of Health and Social Care's mental health plans until 2 March 2018.
When we asked the Department of Health which schools were leading the way in mental health, they pointed straight to Tapton School in Sheffield. Assistant head Steve Rippin has been a local pioneer for mental health: from staff training and awareness sessions to school assemblies to engaging parents, mental health is well and truly on the curriculum at Tapton.