Wellbeing and Inclusion
The Wellbeing Centre is an on-site facility that aims to support, maintain and sustain students who are ‘at risk’ of not reaching their potential at Beacon High. The pastoral staff work in partnership with students and parents/carers to help students who are underachieving and for those who may be experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties due to personal circumstances at home or at school. The Wellbeing Centre, and the services provided by the staff, are additional and complementary help to the normal support structures of the school.
Philosophy of the Wellbeing Centre
Staff recognise that the reasons for underachievement are complex and many barriers may stem from circumstances beyond the control of the school. The Wellbeing Centre provides a stable, positive and supportive environment that encourages students so that they can achieve academically and personally.
The staff work with students to develop self-awareness, positive self-image, an understanding of their academic strengths and their individual learning styles so that they are empowered through their subsequent successes. Students are provided with every opportunity to achieve and staff who work with the students who are referred to the Wellbeing Centre will reinforce positive attempts made by the student and hold them accountable for the targets that have agreed and set for them to achieve.
Students are constantly reminded that at school they can impact on their future by working to reach their potential.
Aims of the Wellbeing Centre:
- Identify barriers to learning that prevent individuals from reaching their full potential.
- Reduce the number of exclusions and the number of students at risk of exclusion by early intervention.
- Improve the attendance of targeted students.
- Ensure that all students have equal and full access as well as opportunity, to reach their full potential.
- Create a flexible support system that is responsive to the needs of the individual student, bearing in mind the needs of the wider school community.
- Work with pastoral, SEND and relevant subject staff to create an integrated system of student support.
- Address the academic, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties explicitly through sessions designed to support these needs.
- Develop an individual action plan for each student focusing on their particular area of need and for this plan to be monitored regularly.
- Successfully reintegrate the student into the full life of the school whenever possible.
The Wellbeing Centre Manager manages the Wellbeing Centre which is also a hub for professionals working with young people; it is focused upon support and early intervention work for our students who cause concern. More broadly, the remit is one of supporting students to ensure that they attend school, are prepared for lessons and learning and that their behaviour is appropriate, therefore ensuring they reach their full potential whilst at Beacon High.