Jaime Smith, Director for the Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Programme

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Jaime’s background is in education, with many years teaching experience in inner London secondary schools. After teaching Jaime worked for the London borough of Camden with a caseload of children and young people at risk of exclusion from education.  Jaime worked for the NSPCC for 8 years, first coordinating outreach work with ‘hard to reach’ children and young people across London and then as the London and South East manager of the NSPCC Schools Service, leading a team to deliver safeguarding work to over 3000 primary schools.  Since joining the Anna Freud Centre Jaime has led on the DfE and NHS England schools mental health link pilot, delivering workshops across 22 pilot sites in England to education and mental health professionals.  Jaime leads the Schools in Mind network at the Anna Freud Centre.