Happy New Year - I hope that everyone has had an enjoyable break and managed to spend quality time with friends and family.
Over the last 3 years we have prioritised ‘Mental Health and Well-being’ for both staff and our young people within our school development plan and the developmental work taking place at Brompton Hall School. This has involved huge amounts of staff training delivered by YoungMinds and CompassBUZZ, to ensure all of our staff are trained to Level 1 or above and able to effectively support our young people with mental health and well-being issues.
It is important, as a special school for young people with social, emotional and mental health diagnoses and associated issues, that we have a comprehensive understanding of the full range of difficulties faced by our young people and are able to effectively sign post pathways for support, advice and guidance. As result we have introduced ‘1 to 1’ counselling sessions and our new school nurse (Martha Callaghan) has been supporting the on-going work in school. We also introduced training for carers of our ‘Looked After Children’ in care placements and this year we are hoping to organise further support workshops for the families of our young people in key areas such as de-escalation strategies, communication and understanding their child’s diagnoses and its impact. Our Placement Support Officer (Rachel Lightfoot) will be in touch with further details about the sessions available this term. We have established a clear vision and strategy for supporting ‘mental health and wellbeing’ across the school, which is underpinned by our code of conduct which has been developed by our young people.
Click here to view our Mental Health & Well-being vision statement
Click here to view our Mental Health & Well-being strategy
Please remember that if parents or carers have any questions about the work taking place at Brompton Hall School – contact your child’s class tutor or keyworker, or raise any concerns with Rachel Lightfoot (Placement Support Officer), Karrie Latus (Assistant Headteacher), Carolyn Ward (Assistant Headteacher) or myself.
Ms S Young