Student wellbeing is managed by their Teachers, LSA and Student Advisers. Student Advisers may be accessed weekly or as required to support student progress and to advise on referrals to other specialist support agencies. One-to-one and/or group tutorials take place weekly to ensure that students are given the time and opportunity to talk to their teachers about individual needs and concerns. Group tutorials are an opportunity for students to develop a broad awareness of factors affecting individuals and society as well as skills of communication and reflection. We also offer Restorative Practice.
Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties are assessed and supported via the principles of Nurture Group practice to enable students to develop strategies to manage their behaviour and develop social skills. Interventions are in the form of a supervised lunch group, small group and one-to-one support sessions where specific targets are agreed and engaging activities to achieve these take place. Specific interventions to target anger management, problem-solving and reflection and understanding of self and others.
Advice and guidance for physical and mental health
Students may require advice to ensure their physical and mental health and wellbeing are supported. Student Advisers may be accessed weekly or as required to support student progress and advice on referrals to other specialist support agencies including: CAMHS, No Limits, Catch22, Next Steps, Southampton City Council, STAR Project, Barnardo's and others as required.
Physical needs of students may be met via liaison with students, parents/carers, Occupational Therapists and The Specialist Teacher Advisory Service, other professionals are liaised with to ensure physical needs are understood and the extent to which physical needs may safely be met in the college environment.
Environmental accessibility and or adjustments to timetables/rooms can be made to meet a student’s needs.
Intimate personal care needs will not be met by the college.
Allocation of space for interventions to take place with other professionals may be discussed based on the extent of daily need for such interventions as Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.
The disciplinary policy is supportive of students needs and gives students and parents/carers the opportunity to offer their views at each stage. Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs) are used to identify behaviour/attendance issues and set clear expectations of students by agreeing SMART targets.
Learner Voice and Enrichment
All support is conducted on agreement with the student (with the potential exception of child protection/safeguarding arrangements) and their views on how best to support them are valued. They are requested more formally on a half-termly basis when targets and achievement are reviewed.
Feeling part of the college community and enjoying the experience of college is an essential part of student wellbeing therefore enrichment activities take place weekly throughout the academic year. They are led by student requests and designed to engage students in the college community. Enrichment activities should be accessible to all and reasonable adjustments will be made to ensure students can access all activities, trips and events.