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Caring For Your Son

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Mental Health and Wellbeing support service information 

Trafford Family Support Service information

Care and Guidance at Wellacre

When you are a student at Wellacre Academy we want you to feel safe and happy which is why we have a strong Student Support Team to help and support you throughout all your years at our Academy.  You will have a designated  Head of House who, along with your personal Achievement Tutor, will be available for both you and your parents/carers to contact if you have any general worries or concerns.  Additionally Subject Teachers will be there to support and guide you, making sure you achieve the very best in all of your subjects, and that you grow into a confident, happy young person.  Further support will be available via our experienced and dedicated team of Inclusion staff based in the Hub.  The Student Leadership Team are also available to support their peers. 

We have a dedicated support email for students to contact using their school email care(at)wellacre.org, if they need help or would like to report any issues. 

Respect for one another

  • We believe that every member of our community has a positive part to play. Our aim is to create an environment where all members of our community respect themselves and others. We have an anti-bullying charter signed by all our student body and our trained student buddies (who are our student ambassadors) are central to the development of our robust policies and procedures.
  • We are a "telling school" and all our students have access to our anti-bullying reporting system. Students can report any incident via the "Record it, Report it, Don't Support it" postbox
  • Bullying is extremely rare at Wellacre and it is dealt with quickly and effectively as soon as we are made aware of any incident.
  • We want all students to feel valued at Wellacre. It does not matter about gender, ethnicity, physical or mental ability; all we want is for you to do your best, enjoy coming to school, wear our uniform with pride, and be part of our community.

Tutor Time

The importance of tutor time can never be underestimated, as it provides opportunities to support Literacy, Numeracy and help students develop; spiritually, morally, socially, and culturally (SMSC).  Students also develop work related skills, independent learning skills and this is supported by their Achievement Tutor during Tutor Time and via the RESPECT programme.

Intervention and Support

We hope that all students will manage themselves effectively and will not need additional intervention, however, swift action will be taken if any student falls short of our expectations. Students will be placed on a target focused monitoring report called 'Passport to Success."  This could be for insufficient progress or inappropriate behaviour. 

To further support our students we have a dedicated team of staff on hand to listen to students, to mentor, counsel and offer guidance. If necessary referrals can be made to the appropriate intervention teams. and external agencies.

The Hub

The function of The Hub is to provide a centre of student support for any issues or difficulties they may be experiencing in, or outside of school. The Hub is staffed by three members of staff at all times, all of whom are mental health first-aid trained and have student-counselling experience and qualifications. Students are able to drop in before/after school or during break/lunch times to speak with members of staff about any issues they are experiencing. These might range from homework or subjects they are finding difficult to anxiety or issues outside of school.
 
The Hub also serves as a space where one-to-one and small group interventions take place with teaching assistants and teachers. The Hub is also available to students as a space to visit at break or lunchtime if they would like a quieter area to spend their free time. The Hub also serves as an area for students to work in who are undergoing reintegration back into school or certain subject areas. If you would like to discuss further how your son might best utilise The Hub or how it can support him, please contact Mr Casey or any member of the Inclusion team, or ask your son to pop in and talk to a member of inclusion staff.
 

School Nurse

Our school nurse attends Wellacre , one morning per week.  The nurse is available during break time for students to drop by and see them for information and help on:

  • Healthy Body and healthy mind
  • Immunisations
  • Sexual Health 
  • Relationships
  • Bullying 
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Anti-smoking campaign
  • Asthma
  • Diet and Nutrition

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