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Head of Wellbeing

Head of Wellbeing
Vanessa Baker - Head of Wellbeing


Vanessa Baker

I graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Psychology which gave me a deeper understanding of child development and mental health.

While studying, I worked with Lothian Autistic Society as a support worker. In this role I helped children build up their independence by working closely with them to set and achieve goals which would help develop key life skills. After graduating, I worked in a primary school supporting children with a variety of additional support needs. These needs included autism, ADHD, social emotional challenges and physical disabilities. I provided individualised support to help children access the curriculum, develop social skills and tools for emotional regulation. This experience helped me to further my knowledge of additional needs and mental health in young people.

As the Head of Wellbeing, I am here to oversee and support our pupils’ mental health and wellbeing. I work with parents and teachers to ensure pupils are getting the support that they need to access the curriculum. I also work with pupils to share strategies that they can use to support their own mental health and wellbeing

The thing I love most about working at MOS is that the wellbeing of our pupils is so important to all of the teachers and staff. Teachers and staff at MOS are committed to ensuring that pupils are happy and that they are thriving in education.

Outside of work, I enjoy meeting up with family and friends and going on walks with my dog, Bailey!


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