Year 11 wellbeing

Dear Parents/ Carers

Year 11- Wellbeing Support Sessions

Year 11 is a challenging year and this year is no exception to the rule. With this in mind, we want to ensure all our year 11 students have support to help them navigate positively and successfully through the academic year.

Year 11 students are being offered the chance to access Wellbeing Support Sessions. These will take place within school time and will be delivered by registered nurses Annie O’Neill and Sue Miller. 

Both Annie and Sue have worked with the school on many occasions, attending year 11 bootcamp, providing wellbeing sessions for KS4 students and also delivering Relationship & Sex Education content within the PSHE curriculum. Feedback from students has been extremely positive, especially relating to the relationships and trust built between the students and the nurses.

The aim of the Wellbeing Support sessions is to support student’s positive mental health and wellbeing, especially during these unprecedented times and in the lead up to GCSE examinations. The sessions will initially take place over the next 7 weeks on a Thursday afternoon, with the possibility of extending the support further if it is needed. 

Each session will accommodate small groups of approximately 6-10 students. Students will need to sign up to these sessions if they would like to attend. There will also be opportunities for students to have one-to-one sessions with a wellbeing nurse if required. We will also be offering a ‘drop-in’ session for students, parents and carers to attend every Thursday, 3.15-4.30pm.

Students can sign up to these sessions by accessing this Google Form or by speaking to their Base Group Tutor to be added to the list. We will then inform students on Thursday which session they will be in. 

If you do not want your child to take part in these sessions, please ‘Opt Out‘ by emailing or calling reception.  If we do not hear from you, we will take it that you consent to your child accessing the support if they wish. 

If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to get into contact. 

Yours faithfully

Mrs A Cook
PSHE & Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead

Last updated September 11, 2020