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Janette Steel - Headteacher Staff

Janette Steel is the Principal at Chelsea Community Hospital School, which includes the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, The Royal Brompton Hospital, St Mary's Hospital, Collingham Child and Family Unit and children and young people in RBKC who have a medical or mental health condition that prevents them going to school. Janette has lectured in the areas of Arts for Health, Bereavement, and the Education of Children with Medical and Mental Health Problems.She has a MA in Psychology and Special Needs from the Institute of Education and studied Drama Therapy in the Psychology Masters Programme at Antioch University in San Francisco.

Janette's career working with children started as a director at the National Youth Theatre, she then went on to have a theatre company called "Amorous Piranha" (a loving bite at society). She worked in San Francisco as a Drama Therapist and leader of a creative arts programme, in a wide range of special settings including in-patient psychiatric units and hospitals.

Publications include: 
Identification of Girls in Emotional Behaviour Difficulties
Inpatient Units for Children with mental health problems
Ofsted Euphoria
Courage (Children with Cystic Fibrosis)
A Chapter called "Educating the Emotions" in the Arts and Healthcare Learning from Experience 
Returning children with a mental health diagnosis to school
Cystic Fibrosis: meeting the long term educational needs
What after the "safe haven"