Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Advice and Support

Our staff are our greatest resource. We place a significant emphasis on staff wellbeing to ensure our staff have the capacity to meet all the needs of our pupils.

At Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy, we are committed to developing and maintaining positive emotional and mental health and general wellbeing in our school community for both pupils and their families. We firmly believe that happy, secure pupils learn more effectively and are more confident and motivated with their studies.

However, we recognise that feeling happy and secure at all times can be challenging for some pupils and that all of us can experience changes in our general wellbeing for a range of reasons. Because of this, we promote a culture where all members of the school community feel valued and supported and all feel able to share concerns where they arise.

We promote this culture through:

  • High quality teaching and pupil support
  • Positive interactions between staff, pupils and home
  • Our pastoral support system which includes: tutors, Safeguarding Leads, SENCo , the Education Welfare Officer (EWO), mentors and members of the Leadership Team
  • Extensive liaison with external services, where appropriate, to ensure that, as far as possible, pupils receive the support that they need
  • PSHE lessons which is constantly reviewed and update to reflect our pupils needs
  • Assemblies and tutor activities which focus on well-being and key aspects of safeguarding
  • Information shared in the termly newsletter and on the school website
  • HR processes within the school
  • Staff training to assist staff in identifying mental health warning signs and advising them on best practice strategies

A spoken word piece with a powerful message of the benefits of being in the moment which may be useful to anyone feeling anxious about returning to work after the Easter break.

John Roedel (johnroedel.com)

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