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School Support

We have an extensive offer to support student wellbeing. Our offer starts as a service delivered in school with trusted adults and develops into specialised support that we signpost young people and their families to access. Regardless of which tier of support is accessed by the student, the focus is always the same, to offer a person centred programme of support, meeting students where they are at and offering them the coping strategies to access not only school but everyday tasks as they recover from their situation. 


Tier 1 School Based support High quality PSHE based around the 5 ways to wellbeing where students can understand their feelings and know where to go to receive help and support.
Tier 2 School Based Support ELSA referrals and wellbeing check ins. 
Tier 3 Young Minds Matter/Social Prescribing. YMM referral adopting a CBT based approach to the first stages of low mood, poor sleep hygiene, anxiety etc. Social Prescribing (Music/Equine service).
Tier 4 TIC or TIC+ School Nurse More severe mental ill health, displaying unhealthy coping mechanisms or high levels of anxiety, low mood/depression.
Tier 5 CaMHS Higher level mental ill health. Difficulty coping with everyday tasks without support/help. Students may have developed an eating disorder or other forms of self harm may be apparent.


Tier 1

This starts with teaching all students through our RSHE programme during RFL, we teach students about mental health, coping strategies and the 5 ways to wellbeing. We also teach them what to do and where to go if they need some extra support with this or if they notice their friends struggling. 

Tier 2 

Depending upon the situation students can be referred to community champion, Donna Hull.  She runs the ELSA in small groups and 1:1  The ultimate aim of this intervention is to remove barriers to learning and reintegrate the individual student back into mainstream lessons. 

Tiers 3 and 4.

Theese are more specialised provisions with specific agencies such as Young Minds Matter, Teens in Crisis, School Nurse, School Counsellor. These sessions are designed to support students either where previous tiers have not been sufficient to support the needs of the student or where the level of need is deemed as requiring a more specialised service. 

Tier 5

Student who access support at this level generally are unable to complete everyday tasks. They often have more severe mental health needs such as eating disorders, or severe anxiety and require the support of psychologists or psychiatrists to support their recovery.