Level One – Safeguarding for all
This support is available for all children in the academy
Level Two – Early Help
This support is accessed via our internal referral system
Level Three – External Support and Children’s Services
This support is accessed via a referral to external agencies
All of our students are assigned a tutor when they arrive at the Academy. The form tutor is an essential link between school and home, and often the first port of call if a students or parent/carer has a query or concern. Tutors will support students with homework, uniform, equipment and organisation, as well as providing emotional support if they feel worried or overwhelmed.
Form tutors can be contacted via College Admin: 0116 278 0232
Nurture Lunch Support
We offer a variety of games clubs for those students who prefer quiet time or find social times difficult. The children gain new friendships which helps them build their confidence and resilience.
Kooth is a free online service that offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people. When you sign up you can choose an avatar, which helps to keep you safe and anonymous. You can have a "drop-in" chat with a counsellor or therapist or book a one-to-one session.
Kooth’s counsellors and therapists are available until 10pm, 365 days a year. You can talk to other young people anonymously on the forums whenever you like, and keep an online journal.
Subscribing to Kooth means you can read its online magazine and maybe even write for it. You can also use Kooth to set goals with your online counsellor or therapist and keep a record of how you are doing. Evidence suggests that Kooth can help children and young people with a range of emotional and psychological problems.
Kooth is suitable for children and young people aged 11 to 19 (25 in some areas). It can help with lots of different problems, including family problems, eating disorders, loneliness, bullying, anxiety and depression. If you’d like to sign up with Kooth go to www.kooth.com and enter a user name and password.DOWNLOAD: How to sign up to kooth
A new curriculum for PSHE has been developed by the department for education. PSHE will focus around three core themes:
- Health and wellbeing
- Living in the wider world
Working with Parents
We value the input and feedback of all parents and strive to develop strong links. The academy has a ‘working with parents forum’ and is looking at bespoke ways to hear the voice of families from all social-economic backgrounds. It is vital that all parents feel empowered to have their say and work with the academy to build strong relationships for the students.
Our Learning Mentor Team have a combination of various unique skills to offer, from SEMH to complex communication needs groups. The staff show great commitment in helping those often vulnerable students achieve and grow in character.
Thrive helps us to check children’s readiness to learn, to identify any gaps and then plan to meet them. Through doing so, we will be able to make sure that all of our pupils have what they need to make the best possible progress in their learning.
What does it take to develop healthy, happy, confident children who are ready and open to learning? Recent advances in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development have provided some of the answers to this question.
The Thrive Approach draws on insights from these fields to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development. In addition, the Approach can equip you to work in a targeted way with children and young people who may have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning.
Our objective is to support and equip students with additional needs to fulfil their academic and personal potential, ensuring they are given equal opportunities, enabling and encouraging them to feel valued members of the Academy Community.
Any parents that have children that may be suffering with their mental health are advised to gain advice from the following website; https://youngminds.org.uk/
Early Help Family Support
If you are experiencing difficulties in your family or are worried about your children, there are people who can offer help and support. Difficulties could be for example:
- mental health problems
- domestic abuse at home
- drug or alcohol dependency
- your child starting school
- struggling as a lone parent
- debt problems
- housing problems
Here you can find advice and guidance to help support your family. If you need more help than your usual support network, for example your health visitor, child's school, doctor or Children's Centre, the family support process can help.
CAMHS is used as a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing.
Local areas have a number of different support services available.
These might be from the statutory, voluntary or school-based sector, such as an NHS trust, local authority, school or charitable organisation.
We have an Educational Psychologist that works at Tudor Grange Samworth. She will complete an assessment with students that may be showing challenging behaviour. Once assessments are completed, our SEN Team adapt profiles for each individual child which staff use to support their need in and around school.