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Rooks Heath School

Rooks Heath School

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Student Support Hub

The Student Support Hub is a collaborative team led by Ms Sue Rockell – Designated Safeguarding Lead & AHT of Student Support Hub.

Team members of the Student Support Hub:

Back row from left to right: Mrs V Rawal, Ms S Rockell, Ms Cobblah-West and Miss L Dale

Front row from left to right: Ms D Barry, Mr T Murfitt and Mrs L Geoghegan

 

We have a dedicated Student Support Hub focused on providing pastoral support to ensure that each student has the care they need throughout their time at Rooks Heath School.  The members of the team are experienced in a wide range of emotional & behavioural difficulties.

We work with our students to guide them into making the right choices.  We also offer restorative approaches and guidance to enable the students to reflect on their actions.  We focus on building, maintaining and repairing relationships. 

We are committed to a whole school restorative approach, as this has been proven to be the most effective method to reducing bullying, exclusions, classroom disruption and truancy. Throughout their time at Rooks Heath School we promote positive behaviour, offering support to staff, students and parents/carers.

The Student Support Hub is a place where students can come to if they are facing any of the following challenges or need support with the following:

•    Social difficulties 
•    Behavioural difficulties 
•    Emotional difficulties 
•    Mental health 
•    Anxiety

•    Family challenges 
•    Grief & loss 

•    School refusal 
•    Attendance
•    Exam pressures 

•    Low self-esteem 
•    Friendship building 
•    Anger management 
•    Positive behaviour choices 
•    Conflict resolution 
•    Restorative approaches

Encouragement is given to students who may find certain subjects challenging.  We can offer support to students who do not have an EHC plan but who:

•    Need support in some of their lessons
•    Working 1:1 with students that need assistance in particular subjects
•    Students whose first language is not English and who need support in improving their English
•    Students who need extra help with their reading
•    Team building within small groups
•    Integrating back into school life 
•    Students who need support in making the transition from primary to secondary education.

There is always a member of the team available to assist with students that maybe feeling anxious and need to either express emotions/concerns or worries they may be feeling or just to have some quiet time to themselves to refocus.

If students are happy, feel safe and supported they flourish and will achieve their full potential.

Please find some websites below that may be useful. 

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating/ 
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/your-mind-plan-quiz/ 
https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/screen-time-tips-to-support-teens/ 
https://kooth.com
https://www.nspcc.org.uk