Who are the pupil support team?
The pupil support team are made up of a number of members of staff who all play a key role in supporting pupils throughout their time at Ipsley. At times, pupils may need support from different members of the team to ensure that they are happy, healthy and safe. The senior Mental Health & Wellbeing lead is: Mr M. Williams
How does Ipsley support pupils with behaviour?
At Ipsley, we have three school rules:
We support pupils to understand what it means to follow these rules in lessons, around school and beyond, including online. Pupils can earn Team Ipsley points for excellent behaviour, community values and fantastic learning. We use ePraise to keep in touch with all parents and carers around pupils’ Team Ipsley points. They can use these points to enter prize draws, buy rewards from the shop or donate to charities of their choice. Our team of Behaviour and Wellbeing Leaders support pupils and families with behaviour throughout the school day and beyond.
We work with our pupils to help them to understand that all behaviour has consequences. When we behave well, we have positive consequences. However, if a pupils’ behaviour does not meet the high expectations we have of each other in our school community, then poor behaviour has negative consequences. Our behaviour policy outlines how we work together as a team to ensure all consequences are appropriate, including where pupils may have additional needs, and to support pupils to improve their behaviour moving forward.
You can get in touch with us via the form on our home page or by calling the office on 01527 525725 to discuss any questions or concerns around behaviour.
How does Ipsley support pupils with their wellbeing?
Looking after our mental health is just as important as our physical health. At Ipsley, we talk about wellbeing every day. We learn about how to look after our minds, how to recognise when we might be feeling low or upset and how to support each other. The pupil support team support pupils throughout the school day and beyond, and work with a number of different external agencies and specialists to ensure pupils have the right support at the right time. This includes the Wellbeing and Emotional Support Team, who provide access to an Educational Mental Health Practitioner in school each week.
You might hear pupils talking about their ‘stress buckets.’ This is a way we help our pupils to understand that at different times of year we might all feel our ‘stress bucket’ start to overflow. As a school community, we learn different ways to release the pressure from our stress buckets, including healthy and unhealthy stress management, so that we can support ourselves and each other to stay mentally healthy. We are a resilient school, who believe in overcoming challenges and persevering when things get tough. As one of our school values, we believe all pupils should become resilient learners while they are in Team Ipsley so that they can go on to lead happy, healthy and meaningful lives.
You can get in touch with us via the form on our home page or by calling the office on 01527 525725 to discuss any questions or concerns around wellbeing.
Don't forget that we have extra help and support for parents/carers on the dedicated page here.
What should I do if I have a concern?
Pupils can report any concerns to us by speaking to the pupil support team and/or safeguarding team in school. They can also report any concerns to us on ePraise using the ‘report a concern’ button.
Parents/carers can get in touch with us via the form on our home page or by calling the office on 01527 525725 to discuss any questions or concerns around behaviour, attendance or wellbeing.
Where can I go for further advice?
We change minds: across England and Wales by making mental health an everyday priority.
We support minds: by offering help whenever you might need it through our information, advice and local services.
And we connect minds: ringing together an unstoppable network of individuals and communities – people who care about mental health to make a difference.
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CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
CAMHS is the name for the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
There are local NHS CAMHS services around the UK, with teams made up of nurses, therapists, psychologists, child and adolescent psychiatrists (medical doctors specialising in mental health), support workers and social workers, as well as other professionals.
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