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Sixth Form Pastoral Support

Sixth Form Pastoral Support

The Sixth Form Team are very dedicated to their support of all students in the Sixth Form.

Whether it is academic mentoring, PSHE sessions or emotional wellbeing support, our team will aim to provide individual and group care for all students.

In this section of the website you can find links to organisations, self care articles, guides to accessing support at the school and a who's who within the school.

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Links

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Anyone can hit crisis point. We run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. We support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).​

Kooth

1 in 5 children and young people suffer from mental health illness in any given year. At Kooth, we believe every young person has the right to thrive and to access high quality mental health care.

Kooth.com is commissioned by the NHS, Local Authorities, charities and businesses to provide anonymous and personalised mental health support for Children and Young People. With over 4000 logins per day, we provide end to end support whatever the need.

Kooth is available in Kent to young people aged 10-16 which means that Year 11 and 12 students can create an account before their 17th birthday. After this point they can continue engaging with the Kooth team but will be encouraged to source alternative options.

www.kooth.com

Kooth Video

Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

http://www.oasisdaservice.org/

During the outbreak of COVID-19, part of keeping people safe is to make sure we continue to deliver our services without putting anyone at greater risk.

This means we are suspending face-to-face services.

Our One Stop Shop will be run over the phone until further notice.

For advice and support please call: 078 5685 6278
We are extending the time staff will be available to:

Monday – 11am -12pm
Tuesday – 9.30am -12pm
Wednesday – 10am -12pm
Thursday – 11am-12pm

Thank you for your co-operation whilst we do our best to support you at this time.

Services I Can Use

You can ring 07718657160 to talk to the RAISE team who provide adult services or call the Early Intervention team who provide services for young people on 07718657157. These are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

IASK

https://www.iask.org.uk/

We offer

Information, advice and support to children, young people and parents/carers about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This includes health and social care where it is linked to education.

We are

A free, confidential and impartial service based in Kent. Staff and volunteers are independently trained in SEND.

We have

A Steering Group which includes parents, young people, representatives from local voluntary groups, children's services, parent/carer forum, education and social care. Together we plan the services we offer across Kent.

The Sixth Form Office

The Sixth Form Office is one of the first ports of call for any student that would like any kind of support. The staff here are well trained to assist students and support them. 

Mr Larter - Assistant Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Dickson - Head of Sixth Form and UCAS

Miss Slane - UCAS, Careers and Pastoral Support

Mr Cowlam - Student Mentoring and Pastoral Support

School Counselling

The school is able to offer students counselling sessions and intervention based support. These sessions are an hour long and can be up to one session per week. They are internally referred via the school's safeguarding team and are offered on a case-by-case bais.

Tips and Advice

Things you can do to support you Emotional Wellbeing;

  • Talk to someone. The best thing we can do to support our own emotions is to discuss it with somebody we trust. This can be a family member, friend, school staff, trusted adult or a professional.
  • Log our feelings. It can be very therapeutic to write down our feelings. It helps to process these emotions and can "take them out of our mind".
  • Figure out the best coping mechanisms. We don't always know what works best for us when it comes to our own emotions but trying new things is important. It may be music, exercise, art, talking, meditation or breathing techniques.
  • Look for a balance in life. Making sure that you have a mix of all the important things in life such as work, study, exercise, socialising and rest can have a huge impact.
  • Don't bottle up your feelings. Let them out as often as you can.
  • Try to appreciate that there are somethings you can control and some you can't....as much as we would like to!

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