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Specialist School to School Support

Hayley Sharman and Steve Rippin both have a wealth of experience in the planning, delivery and evaluation of Whole School Mental Health and Wellbeing.  Please see details below about what they can offer.

Steve Rippin - Mental Health and Wellbeing 

​​Position in School

Assistant Headteacher at Tapton School

Specialist Areas of Interest

Mental Health and Wellbeing of Staff and Students

Experience and Impact


Member of the leadership team at Tapton for over 10 years

Experience of delivering whole staff CPD, assemblies and coaching


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As Assistant Headteacher at Tapton School, Sheffield and SLE for Fields of Learning, leading mental health, wellbeing and personal development, I am passionate about changing the culture of mental health. I actively led Tapton School in a 12 month national pilot (2015-2016) to develop strategies to better support mental health in school, working closely with Sheffield CAMHS. Through this work I was invited to represent education on two expert reference groups: Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services for children and young people, and Effective, Safe, Compassionate and Sustainable Staffing. These were organised by the National Collaboration Centre for Mental Health through the Royal College of Psychiatrists to produce NICE guidance for the NHS. Tapton School hosted a national visit from the Department for Education and NHS England in March 2017 to see the ground breaking work we have been engaged in. I have also presented at a number of national conferences and contributed articles for publication on Mental Health in the SSAT, ACAMH and Teach Well Alliance. I continue to champion mental health and wellbeing in schools as well as actively developing further links with organisations to improve the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff. Recently I was invited to Buckingham Palace by the Prince of Wales and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in recognition of my work in the mental health and was one of a select few selected to speak with the Duchess of Cambridge about the work I have been doing which was a great honour.

 Hayley Sharman - Mental Health and Wellbeing

Position in School

Associate Assistant Headteacher – KS3 Progress Leader and Subject Leader for PSHEE at Tapton School

Specialist Areas of Interest

  • PSHEE curriculum linking to British Values, SRE, working with charities and external companies
  • Mental health, raising awareness of mental health and reducing the stigma
  • KS2 to KS3 transition
  • KS3 curriculum plan, interventions and analysing data
  • School Direct recruitment

Experience and Impact


  • Progress Leader of KS3.
  • Teaching and Learning Facilitator
  • Teaching for 10 years within Dance, Drama and PSHEE
  • Created and led T&L sessions for Schools Direct and Newly Qualified Teachers
  • Revamped the PSHEE curriculum to suit modern day society and requirements of the current cohort.
  • Subject Leader of PSHEE
  • Plan and co-ordinated Y10 and 11 PSHEE Days with whole school impact.


Pen Portrait

I am a proactive individual aiming to analyse a situation and find solutions which will make an impact on the students, teachers and departments.


Moving from Dance to Subject Leader of PSHEE 3 years ago enabled me to transform and rejuvenate the curriculum to suit the development and growth of our students, whilst also adding in key relevant subject topics that link to the requirements of the Government and current cohort.


I am now Associate Assistant Headteacher with a focus of KS3 Progress. I work with the Subject Leaders to create a cohesive curriculum which enables students to master all subjects and supporting their transition from KS2 into KS3 and flowing onto KS4. I analyse data to provide key interventions within departments and whole school aiming to change students learning behaviours and behaviours.