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Wellbeing

We have a strong tradition of supporting student wellbeing through the curriculum and the student services team. Our core values of ambition, respect and courage underpin all that we do. We aim to look at wellbeing more holistically. For example, wellbeing can include diet, physical exercise, mental health and relationships. We have a team of non-teaching staff who support students in their day-to-day wellbeing and refer students and families to outside agency support where needed. There is also a dedicated student support area within the school where we offer targeted support and intervention in school where possible. We now have over 15 members of staff who have been trained as Mental Health First Aiders.

As part of our role as adults in this school we want to ensure that all of our young people know a member of staff they can talk to if they are worried about something, for example this could be to do with their learning or friendships. Every year we ask students who these 2 members of staff would be. We also ask them to identify possible safe spaces and places that they can go to.

Support and intervention that is offered by the school and the local area is constantly changing so we put regular updates out to parents and carers via social media.

Curriculum

KS3

Wellbeing is supported by a programme of Health lessons delivered across the key stage by science teachers. Wellbeing issues are also discussed in assemblies and START activities. Aspects are also explored in KS3 perspectives.

KS4

Students have a Health module in both year 10 and 11 as part of the Insight programme taught by specialist teachers.

The Health lessons include Relationship and Sex Education (RSE). Parents are informed by email when these lessons will take place and the details of the lesson content. N.B. The new statutory curriculum for RSHE has been updated.

RSE programme KS3 and KS4 is embedded within the RSE Policy 2020

Do you need advice or support?  Contact the School Nurse via Sussex Chathealth

 

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