Staff at Flegg High Ormiston Academy understand that the wellbeing of our students is key to their academic progress and vital to ensure a happy and successful adult life. The Academy promotes the wellbeing of our students by offering a wide range of support for young people and their families. Examples of our support provision includes the following:
EXAM STRESS - At Flegg we do lots to prepare our students for their exams Student complete sessions and assemblies looking at how to revise and to take care to themselves and get several opportunities to practice exams in the hall. However we understand that completing GCSE exams can be nerve racking for some students. OFQUAL has published a guide to exam stress which students and parents may find helpful.
THE RAMP - Raising Achievement Mentoring Programme. This programme is led by Mr Coombes and supported by our teaching staff. It works on the basis that to successfully access learning, we need to better manage our emotions, and this is an everyday challenge. In order to understand our behaviours, for better or for worse, we first need to understand where our impulsive and inherent instincts come from. To be able to learn effectively and make academic progress we need to master appropriate behaviour for learning. Key staff offer 1 to 1 or small group interventions with identified students, and progress is tracked and monitored. If you wish to know more about the programme, contact Mr Coombes via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KEYWORKERS – Our Inclusion Manager and Pastoral Workers offer appropriate support and signposting to students and their families. This can be through meetings, home communication, and / or signposting to other support organisations, including: mental health services and resources; CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection); The Matthew Project (a charity based in Norfolk and Suffolk working in innovative ways with adults, young people and communities affected by drugs and alcohol.) and Nelsons Journey ( child bereavement help for Norfolk).
SCHOOL NURSE – Our school nurse is available daily and we have access to visits from the NHS nurse. The school nurse`s support and role includes:
- Health, development and behavioural advice and support to children, young people and their parents / carers on a range of issues.
- A staff and student self-referral system of appointments at Flegg High Ormiston Academy (support and advice is given on a variety of issues including self-esteem, anger management, contraception / sexual health issues, mental health, self-harm, relationships, diet, smoking cessation etc.).
- Safeguarding vulnerable children and young people, which includes having close working relationships with Children's Services, health services and other agencies working with children / young people and their families.
- Providing Health Education support and advice to the Academy on a variety of themes, including diet, sex and relationships education and healthy lifestyle choices.
- Supporting the Academy with health policies where appropriate.
- Supporting children and young people who have medical needs requiring assistance in school, by providing advice and signposting to specialist services as appropriate.
MANCROFT ADVICE PROJECT (MAP) - At Flegg High Ormiston Academy, we have forged a supportive working relationship with MAP, who visit our academy to work with referred students. MAP have a range of services available to our students, offering a unique combination of advice work, family mediation, youth work and counselling. They aim to have a positive impact on young people’s mental health and on their life experiences, and get students involved in the community.
MAP supports young people to be leaders, take on responsibilities and inspire other young people through a range of programmes and projects:
- Youth Advisory Boards (YABs): MAP is the lead provider for six out of Norfolk’s seven Youth Advisory Boards, supporting young people to have a voice in their community and to ensure services and support for young people remain high on the agenda in local government.
- Youth Action Groups (YAGs): Each YAB has a number of Youth Action Groups, created by and run by young people, with MAP’s support. The YAGs focus on specific activities and issues chosen by young people.
COUNSELLING FROM MAP - Counselling is an opportunity to talk to someone in private who is independent. The sessions provide a chance for students to talk about things that are bothering them –to express themselves in a non-judgmental, confidential space and includes counselling and advising young people about:
- Support making difficult decisions.
- Understanding and exploring thoughts and feelings.
- Worries about home or school.
- Positive activities.
- Sexual health.
Students, Teachers, Parents and Carers can find out more about any of MAP`s services by visiting the website: https://www.map.uk.net/
THE MATTHEW PROJECT - This is a youth team that operates in Norfolk with young people under the age of 25, regarding drugs, alcohol and other related issues. They visit schools, youth clubs and other youth social spaces across Norfolk to offer a creative, enthusiastic and dynamic approach to drug education. They aim to help young people understand the effects of drugs and alcohol, empowering them to make choices that are more informed. Support is offered both to those with individuals concerns about their own health, and those who may be affected by other key people in their lives that use drugs or alcohol.
Students, Teachers, Parents and Carers can find out more about any of THE MATTHEW PROJECT`s services by visiting the website: http://www.matthewproject.org/about-us/
NELSON’S JOURNEY – are a Norfolk charity that supports children and young people up to their 18th birthday that have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. They offer one to one support and opportunities to meet other children of a similar age who have also experienced bereavement.
Students, Teachers, Parents and Carers can find out more about NELSON’S JOURNEY by visiting the website: http://www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk/
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