Pastoral and Welfare

Promoting Positive Mental Health Tutorials

These tutorials raise awareness of issues to do with mental health. They aim to equip students with strategies to develop their own mental health and resilience. We also use them to signpost available support in college, external support through the moodle well-being page.

Mental Health Focus Tutorials

At appropriate points in the academic year we run tutorials responding to the current needs of the students -eg: returning to college after lockdown, during progress assessments etc. These tutorials again raise awareness, provide strategies and signpost support.

Diversity and Inclusion Tutorial

This tutorial aims to restate the college ethos, beliefs and policies around Diversity and Inclusion.It encourages students to explore their own bias and to challenge and report discrimination where they see it. This contributes to all students feeling safe and secure in college.

Safeguarding Tutorials

A series of tutorials that are delivered through the academic year designed to support student mental and physical health in relation to issues such as Prevent, CSE, County Lines and Safer Internet. We also formed a collaboration with The Base (local drug and alcohol advisory service) who delivered bespoke tutorials to all A1 students.

Tutor Team – Mental Health First Aid Trained

The Tutor Team have been trained by Mental Health England, they have an in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing along with practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues.

Safeguarding Team

The Safeguarding Team consists of The DSL and a team of six Safeguarding Officers. The DSL provides regular training to all staff to ensure staff are confident in their responsibilities of identifying and reporting safeguarding concerns.

Public Sexual Harassment Tutorial and awareness campaign

In response to current events and national campaigns we have compiled a new tutorial that identifies PSH behaviours, signposts ways of reporting harassment and gives students strategies for how to respond to incidents safely. In conjunction with a student focus group, we have launched a raising awareness campaign to make our college a safer place for all.

Personal Tutors

Personal tutors work on an individual level with students to support their mental health. This support is available all the time and tutors work with students, curriculum staff, external agencies and parents to identify the support needs of students.

MAP Week

Through the Mental and Physical (MAP) framework the College dedicates a week every term to support mental and physical wellbeing by highlighting specific wellbeing activities.