Mental Wellbeing

Here at Outwood Grange Academies Trust, we put students first to raise standards and transform lives. Creating a supportive environment where our students feel happy and able to flourish underpins everything we do.

We have created a new website which provides a comprehensive range of services for our students and parents to access to support them and their mental wellbeing. To visit, please click on the link below:

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Local Resources

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We want to give our young people the necessary support to build resilience to achieve their good emotional health.

The aim of our work in our academy is to ensure that our students enjoy their time at school and are happy. There are many things that can impact on the emotional well-being of children; keeping up with studies, falling out with friends, and the pressures of social media. We want all our young people to have good emotional health, the skills and confidence to cope with change, be able to think through and solve problems, and ultimately achieve well and be happy.

We are developing a whole school approach where everyone feels safe and comfortable to be themselves, learn and develop in a positive environment and access support when needed.

Emotional well being and mental health support within the academy is:

Staff development – our staff have access to training that enables them to be able to better respond to the emotional needs of students.

Multi-agency partnerships – delivering support to young people who may be struggling at an early stage to stop issues from escalating.

Transition – support offered for young people to make the move from primary to secondary as easy as possible.

Our school is committed to the principles of securing emotional well being, to allow every young person to have the best possible experience and outcomes throughout their school journey.

For more information and support from the fantastic Young Minds, the UK’s leading charity fighting for young people’s mental health, check out the images (with embedded links) below, aimed at both parents and students.

Message from the School Nursing Team:
The team has put together the following video to show how we can help young people in their journey throughout school https://youtu.be/8f5uYV7cfSw We would like you to watch this with your child so they can understand how we can help them during their time at secondary school.

How can I get in touch with my School Nurse?
School Nurses provide advice and support to parents, children, young people and schools, in response to any health concerns between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.00pm on Fridays
Contact us: 01642 444011
Email: schoolnurses@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Virtual drop in?
If you would like to talk to a school nurse by skype, what’s-app video or telephone, you can contact the virtual drop in service every Tuesday and Thursday 3 – 4.30pm. You can contact us on 01642 444011 or email schoolnurses@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk to arrange a call back from one of our nurses.

How can my School Nurse help me and my family?
No problem is too small. We are happy to help with any questions you may have. We can help with a range of concerns and questions including: keeping healthy and active, emotional health, coping with changes in life, staying safe online, nutrition & weight management, support with making healthy lifestyle choices, healthy relationship advice, toilet problems / constipation, sleep, body changes & puberty, coping with bereavement.

Student Voice

This academic year, we will train over 10 students as Peer Mentors, in order the launch a Peer Mentoring program across the academy so that students have someone else they can also talk to when they need it.

In VMG classes, during the autumn term, students will learn about what is good mental health and how to support others who may be struggling. We will be sharing the Action for Happiness calendars are shared across the academy on a monthly basis.

Mrs Bradford, Developing Leader is our Mental Wellbeing lead and will be gaining a qualification in order to champion wellbeing and mindfulness across our school and in lessons.

Inclusion & Deep Support Interventions

Inclusion & Deep Support Interventions

SEND Interventions

  • Lexia
  • Spellzone
  • Reciprocal Reading
  • Handwriting – bespoke intervention available as required.
  • Toe by Toe – bespoke intervention available as required.

Wellbeing Interventions

  • School Nurse drop-in
  • C-Card drop in
  • Emotional Literacy Programme – bespoke intervention to be used as required.

Other Interventions

  • Learning Managers – each year group has a Learning Manager assigned to it. LMs are the key point of contact for students who require additional support in school for any reason.
  • LGBTQ group – to support students who identify as LGBTQ or support raising the profile of LGBTQ issues in school.
  • Peer Mentors – students supporting other students on a variety of issues such as behaviour, organisation, and friendship.

Twitter

Young Minds @YoungMindsUK

Head Start (Middlesbrough) @HeadStart_Boro

The Link @TheLink_Redcar

The Junction @WeAreJunction

External Agencies (by referral only)