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HEART & Minds

We work with children and young people aged 8-16 across a broad spectrum of social, emotional and mental health challenges and use our knowledge, experience and expertise to help them ‘become the best they can be’. Common diagnoses and learner profiles amongst our students include ADHD, PDA, FASD, ODD, Conduct Disorder, Autism and Attachment Disorder.

Complimenting and enhancing our 24hr curriculum programme, our staff are trained in Sensory Integration, supporting a holistic consideration of each students’ physical needs, development in movement, proprioception skills and vestibular abilities. Supporting students to gain mastery and connection of their bodies ultimately supports confidence and engagement in activity to interact more successfully with the world around them.

Our speech and language trained staff team offer insight into our students’ patterns of communication, supporting our education staff to provide adaptations for optimum accessibility as well as providing individual bespoke therapeutic support. Creating class-based group programs to support development in working memory, visual perception, social communication and language comprehension provide intervention integrated with play and learning.

In recognition of the importance of family and each young persons’ support outside of school, our Placement Support officer coordinates outreach work to our parents and carers. Offering a diverse range of help from counselling to practical parenting strategies, systemic work and social work support, the team provide a crucial connection to the school and therapy team.

Autism

Some interventions are designed to address the core features of autism (persistent difficulties with social communication and social interaction, along with restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests, or activities).

Other interventions are designed to address other issues (such as anxiety, aggression or self-harming behaviour). Some interventions can be quite simple and straightforward. What the research does show is that, while there is no cure for autism, some interventions do appear to help at least some individuals on the autism spectrum.

However, there is no 'one-size fits all' solution. Each person on the autism spectrum is a unique individual, with unique needs and abilities. The most effective interventions follow some key principles, such as being tailored to meet the unique characteristics of each individual which our experienced staff team are able to provide.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Support at Brompton Hall School

All of our staff team is trained to at least Level 1 by the Compass Buzz trainers:

Level 1 – Prevention and Promotion: All Brompton Hall School Staff
Level 1 – prevention and promotion training which aims to impact the whole school workforce with information, advice and tools on the following:
o Mental health and stigma
o Risk and resilience
o Promoting wellbeing
o Promoting a whole school approach to mental health

Level 2 – Early Identification of Need: Identified Brompton Hall School Staff
This training is for staff who have received level 1 training. We identified specific members of staff who will be able to assess need and deliver interventions for children and young people with mild to moderate mental health concerns.

The level 2 training will offer the following:
o A deeper understanding of emotions
o Knowledge of common mental health disorders
o Tips for dealing with mental health concerns
o Information on our BUZZ US service

Level 3 – Early Help and Intervention: Identified Brompton Hall School Staff
This training for staff who have received level 2 training and deliver intervention within Brompton Hall School.

The level 3 training will offer the following:
o Information on how to make a basic assessment
o Knowledge of therapeutic skills
o Awareness of three evidence based approaches
o Advice on how schools / colleges can help support their pupils
o Information on how Compass BUZZ can help
o Knowledge of other North Yorkshire services to signpost additional support