Learning support is a multidisciplinary team alongside SEND support. We deliver high quality holistic and therapeutic support. These are far-reaching across the school and college, supporting many students.
Staff use a variety of solution-focused therapies that are delivered in a timely fashion usually lasting for six sessions. Our research shows that shorter-term therapies empower students to support themselves rather than becoming dependant on an adult, this links into our resilience ethos. brief.org.uk eikon.org.uk boingboing.org.uk
We are in the process of becoming a Trauma-Informed school alongside applying for a Mental Health for schools award linked to the Carnegie and Leeds Beckett university project at Silver Level. beaconhouse.org.uk
All HLTA/LSA hold the Mental Health First Aid toolkit lite youth accreditation and are experienced in using meditation and mindfulness. These skills are passed to students to enable them to use the five minute stop and reboot approach.
Students benefit from small group work developing social skills linked to A-Space project.
Holistic approaches including Drawing and Talking, Lego therapy, ELSA, parenting sessions and a variety of counselling skills that we aim to support young people before needing to refer to CAMHS and other supporting agencies.
Salesian school has been a member of the TaMHS programme for a number of years.
An experienced and supportive pastoral team is well established at Salesian and we are very proud of our students making use of the services on offer.
This multi-professional approached linking in with outside agencies underpins our safeguarding ethos.
To find out about the confidential support services available please click here.
Mindfulness Mondays and Wellbeing Wednesdays
In 2020, the Autumn term has seen additional support made available to promote pupil and student wellbeing at Salesian School Chertsey. Mrs. S Bruney is now our lead in Wellbeing at Salesian, offering guidance and support.
To assist Mrs. Bruney with this objective, Mrs. K Hibbins-Durkin, Ms. I Barnsley and others are offering Mindfulness Mondays and Wellbeing Wednesdays as part of the Salesian Wellbeing Lunch Club provision. These clubs currently take place in the RE block. Activities on offer include opportunities for a quiet chat, a listening ear, board games and mindful colouring.
Please click here for more information.