Pupil Support

We are committed to multi agency working to ensure that the needs of each young person are met. Our work with other agencies is frequent, sustained and responsive to student and family needs.

Professionals from other agencies include Speech and Language Therapy; Art Therapist, Play Therapist, Educational Psychologist,  CAMHS, Social Care and Health who support the work of the school on a regular basis, working with us to devise additional strategies to support students.

The multi-disciplinary Pastoral Panel, chaired by the Head of Behaviour and Pastoral Care, meets weekly to discuss pastoral issues across the school. The Head of Behaviour and Pastoral Care provides termly reports to the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher to ensure that school issues are monitored and addressed as part of school development planning.

All staff meet at the start and at the end of every working day to share information about our pupils and ensure that a consistent and fair approach is taken at all times. Important information about our pupils is circulated to the appropriate staff in a timely and professional manner to ensure that when any member of staff is interacting with your child they will be doing so from a sound knowledge and understanding of your child.

Every member of staff has been employed, not simply because of their subject specialism but because they are committed to making a difference to the life of the young person.

Staff receive regular specialist training. We encourage staff to become specialists in areas such as bullying, self-harm, and substance misuse. It means we have specialists onsite and able to advise immediately.

Through our PSHE core and our SEMH assessment tool we encourage your child to understand themselves and how to make themselves happy in a constructive and socially acceptable manner that will ensure they become more self-sufficient adults.

We encourage students to raise any concerns or issues they may have. The school council meets weekly and brings issues to the fore. Students are also involved in planning for their IEPs and Annual Reviews.

Pupils are encouraged to utilise Children’s Rights Representatives as an opportunity for students to meet and discuss issues with an independent, trusted adult.

We are also becoming a Rights Respecting School in conjunction with Unicef.