…is everybody’s business @ ELP-12 College
Children/Young people/Parents/Carers/Teachers/Education Support Staff/Leadership/Governance/Council, & a core Wellbeing Support Team, are each responsible for contributing to the overall wellbeing of all participants, especially student wellbeing.
What is Student Wellbeing?
A sustainable state of positive mood/attitude/resilience. Satisfaction with self/relationships/experiences at school. When students experience ongoing challenges/distress, they may need additional support to help achieve greater wellbeing.
Our Wellbeing Support Team
While everyone is responsible for the young people in our care, referrals are often made via the Wellbeing Support Team to assist students/staff/families to seek appropriate and inclusive care for diverse, additional needs.
Our current ELP-12 College Wellbeing Team:
Wendy Twigg (Coordinator Student Support),
Chelsea Harrington (Student Support),
Grace Westwood (Mentor),
Shaun Allen (Mentor) and
Laine Pugh (Mental Health Practitioner)
All wellbeing staff:-
-Work part-time across each week
-Work collaboratively to address a broad range of additional needs that affects optimal wellbeing and learning.
-Liaise with students, families, staff and specialist welfare professionals to address additional needs where appropriate.
-Offer mentorship, general counselling and advice where appropriate and refer to external services if required.
-Assist in a broad range of mental health and wellbeing issues
-Assist in general mental health and wellbeing promotion in college community. Regular wellbeing promotion info & activities
Many students are supported by an Individual Education Plan (IEP) of learning goals and strategies, which is developed by all relevant stakeholders during Student Support Group (SSG) meetings, designed to assist student learning and staff teaching.
Disability Inclusion Profiles are also considered for some students where evidence of additional support and modification is made. Applications are submitted to access funded support and resources in the classroom to further optimise student learning.
Whether a student is challenged cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically, or with their mental health, our caring wellbeing, leadership and whole staff team are here to assist each individual to be respectful, resilient, responsible and relatable individuals!!
Feel welcome to contact any of our wellbeing team members with any queries and suggestions via the College office