I cannot thank the school enough for identifying my child’s needs and then ensuring she got the support she needed. They have liaised with external agencies and worked tirelessly to ensure that my daughter is now on the path to wellbeing and positive mental health. The support which my daughter and I have received has been incredible. (A parent September - 2018)
We believe that all young people deserve the best start in life, and know that our students’ mental health and wellbeing are vital to their ability to thrive and be the best; evidence shows that emotional and mental wellbeing are linked with attainment. Research shows that half of all mental health conditions are established before the age of fourteen, and our academic community plays a key role in supporting early identification and intervention.
The academy has a Designated Lead for Mental Health who has oversight of the academy wide approach to mental health and wellbeing; we are determined to enable and enhance the full potential of all our students. Currently working towards the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools Award, the academy is well placed to refer students to specialist support or work jointly with others to support young people experiencing problems. All Heads of Year, Safeguarding and the SEND team will be undertaking Mental Health First Aider training this academic year to ensure that immediate support is always available for our students. The academy is also working with our community, and a Teen Wellbeing project (in liaison with Forest Schools) will be commencing in October 2018.
I know that the school is looking out for me and I am grateful that they have never given up on me. (A Student - September 2018)
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