Advice and Support for students, parents and carers
We know that students need dedicated focus and attention both inside and outside the classroom. In addition to tutor group and Guild Head support, students can also rely on a strong Pastoral and Special Education Needs and Disabilities team. Visit our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities page. We have listed some useful links and guidance below and welcome you can contact our pastoral team directly…
IntroductionPlease use the links below for some useful guidance. Information for Children, Young People and their Families in South Gloucestershire
ABC - Anti-Bullying CommitteeThe ABC is a group of students from Years 7-10 who are working with Mrs Wilcox to make the way we deal with bullying more effective. We are working on re-writing the Anti-Bullying Policy, forming support groups for students, setting up systems for reporting bullying and training staff to support students effectively. Over the next year we will be tackling a number of projects with a view to achieving the BIG Award for Anti-Bullying. We are determined to do this by getting staff and students on board and making it clear that #WIAbetterthanbullying
Anxiety Related Disorders
Bullying - How can we tackle it...What is bullying?
- A deliberate means of hurting, humiliating or harming another person.
- It goes on regularly or over a long period of time.
- Involves someone, or a group of people, who are stronger than the victim.
- A one-off fight or an argument.
- Someone being a bit nasty occasionally.
- Teach your child to be respectful of others and model this.
- When you see bullying happening on TV or in real life, talk about it and say it’s wrong. Discuss how the victim might feel. This helps your child empathise with others, thus stopping them from bullying and also helping others who might be bullied.
- Ask them about what they’ve learnt in school and talk about bullying.
- Discuss all types of bullying; spread rumours, name-calling, leaving someone out of an activity, nasty comments online.
- Behaviour changes.
- More withdrawn.
- Doesn’t want to go to school and may fake illness.
- Physical bruises or signs of harm.
- Eating habits change.
- Find out the facts.
- Praise them for telling you and tell them you will solve it together.
- Remain calm and let your child talk to you while you listen carefully.
- Make them feel loved and protected as they will be feeling anxious.
- Ask your child what they would like to do next and make sure you support them, whatever their decision.
- Note down details and keep a diary if you are unsure whether it is bullying.
- Keep any emails, text messages, comments, tweets, chats etc.
- Let the school know (Tutor, Head of Year or Director of Studies) and arrange a meeting.
- Make a plan together and agree a timeline for actions.
- Pass all details onto the school.
- Avoid the bully wherever possible.
- Stay in a group.
- Tell an adult you trust – it’s better to share it and get some help in sorting things out.
- Try and stay calm as the bullies may enjoy winding you up.
- Remind yourself that you have done nothing to deserve it.
- You could try and ignore it and go somewhere else.
- Try calm statements like:
- “I’m sorry you feel that way cos I actually like you” or “I don’t understand why you are doing this. I’d like it to stop”.
- “Please leave me alone now”.
- Or annoy them calmly by saying very banal statements:
- “If you say so”
- “Yes, I am gay, so what?”
- Maybe you’re right”.
- To fit in or be cool.
- They dislike someone.
- To feel powerful or respected.
- To get what they want.
- They are unhappy or have problems at home.
- They are being bullied as well.
Children’s working hours
Concerned about a child?
Guidance booklet produced by CAMHSFurther information for Children, Young People and their Families in South Gloucestershire: South Glos. CAMHS resource list - where to get help
Keeping Kids Safe in Education
Life CoachingLife Coach Directory was set-up in order to raise awareness of coaching and to enable visitors to find the most suitable qualified coach for their needs. Coaching is the process of guiding a person from where they are to where they want to be, and can address a range of areas from career advice to family coaching.
Sensory Needs (Hearing/Vision)
SEN parent support