Level One – Safeguarding for all
This support is available for all children in the academy
Level Two – Early Help
This support is accessed via our internal referral system
Level Three – External Support and Children’s Services
This support is accessed via a referral to external agencies
School counsellors work with Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst to support a range of mental health needs. Once a referral is made to the Safeguarding Team this is screened and an assessment is carried out. The school counsellors work with students in 1-hour sessions for an initial period of six weeks.
Students are referred to TATE when personalised education sessions are considered appropriate after a behaviour incident. This may include referrals for racism, homophobia, theft, bullying, relationship issues and many other things. Each TATE session is carried out with individuals or a very small group with a specialist member of staff who works between the Behaviour and Safeguarding Teams.
Youth Offending Service
Students at risk of offending are referred to the YOS team who can support with mentoring and education before students reach crisis point.
Harmful Sexual Behaviour Team
Students who have shown or may show harmful sexual behaviours are referred to this team. This specialist information and activities are provided by the local authority and tailored to inform and educate students about boundaries, consent and appropriate behaviour.
All of our students are assigned a tutor when they arrive at the Academy. The form tutor is an essential link between school and home, and often the first port of call if a students or parent/carer has a query or concern. Tutors will support students with homework, uniform, equipment and organisation, as well as providing emotional support if they feel worried or overwhelmed.
Form tutors can be contacted via College Admin: 0121 329 8300
Email: [email protected]
Kooth is a free online service that offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people. When you sign up you can choose an avatar, which helps to keep you safe and anonymous. You can have a "drop-in" chat with a counsellor or therapist or book a one-to-one session.
Kooth’s counsellors and therapists are available until 10pm, 365 days a year. You can talk to other young people anonymously on the forums whenever you like, and keep an online journal.
Subscribing to Kooth means you can read its online magazine and maybe even write for it. You can also use Kooth to set goals with your online counsellor or therapist and keep a record of how you are doing. Evidence suggests that Kooth can help children and young people with a range of emotional and psychological problems.
Kooth is suitable for children and young people aged 11 to 19 (25 in some areas). It can help with lots of different problems, including family problems, eating disorders, loneliness, bullying, anxiety and depression. If you’d like to sign up with Kooth go to www.kooth.com and enter a user name and password.
DOWNLOAD: How to sign up to Kooth
Lifelong Learning (PSHE)
A new curriculum for Lifelong Learning (LLL) has been developed by the Department for Education. LLL will focus around three core themes:
- Health and wellbeing
- Living in the wider world
We want our students to be happy, healthy and well-rounded and the changes to LLL will support them on this journey
Working with Parents
We value the input and feedback of all parents and strive to develop strong links through the college system. It is vital that all parents feel empowered to have their say and work with the academy to build strong relationships for the students.
Our Learning Mentor Team have a combination of various unique skills to offer, from SEMH to complex communication needs groups. The staff show great commitment in helping those often vulnerable students achieve and grow in character.
School Nursing Service
Solihull School Nursing Service provides a named school nurse to support each school in Solihull, though they are not in school full-time, the nursing service is advertised prior to visits so that students are aware they are happening and that the support is available.
The School Nurse helps students to take responsibility for their own health and to adopt a healthy
Thrive helps us to check children’s readiness to learn, to identify any gaps and then plan to meet them. Through doing so, we will be able to make sure that all of our pupils have what they need to make the best possible progress in their learning.
What does it take to develop healthy, happy, confident children who are ready and open to learning? Recent advances in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development have provided some of the answers to this question.
The Thrive Approach draws on insights from these fields to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development. In addition, the Approach can equip you to work in a targeted way with children and young people who may have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning.
Our objective is to support and equip students with additional needs to fulfil their academic and personal potential, ensuring they are given equal opportunities, enabling and encouraging them to feel valued members of the Academy Community.
Any parents that have children that may be suffering with their mental health are advised to gain advice from the following website; https://youngminds.org.uk/
We work in cooperative and productive partnership with the Local Authority and other outside agencies, to ensure there is a multi-professional approach to meeting the needs of all vulnerable learners.
Early help family support
If you are experiencing difficulties in your family or are worried about your children, there are people who can offer help and support. Difficulties could be for example:
Here you can find advice and guidance to help support your family. If you need more help than your usual support network, for example your health visitor, child’s school, doctor or Children’s Centre the family support process can help.
If you would like to self-refer please use the following link https://solihulllscp.co.uk/latest/news/index.html
Free online parenting courses available through Solihull Metropolitan Council. Please visit at inourplace.co.uk and use voucher code SOLIHULLEPPROFFHWCS
Rape and Sexual Violence Project (RSVP) – Birmingham and Solihull
RSVP is a free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors who have experienced rape, assault, incest, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or any form of sexual attack, whether physical, verbal or emotional. The trauma caused by sexual abuse may not surface for many years after the event. They treat all calls equally, sensitively and confidentially, appreciating the courage required to break silence, overcome guilt and threats, and share the events of the past whether they happened days or years ago.
Their website will help you find information about their services, about rape and sexual abuse, about helping and being helped…
SOLAR – Solihull and Birmingham
SOLAR is used as a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing.
Local areas have a number of different support services available.
These might be from the statutory, voluntary or school-based sector, such as an NHS trust, local authority, school or charitable organisation.
We have an Educational Psychologist that works with Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst. They will complete an assessment with students that may be showing challenging behaviour. Once assessments are completed, our SEN Team adapt profiles for each individual child which staff use to support their need in and around school.