At Thornhill Community Academy we consider the health, safety and wellbeing of students of the utmost importance.
Our Student Wellbeing Service Mission Statement:
“To break down barriers to learning by equipping our students with transferrable skills and strategies enabling every individual to learn, participate and achieve to their full potential.”
Our wellbeing service is a unique flagship service which is managed by a team of professionally trained staff who offer support to meet the health and wellbeing needs of the school community.
At Thornhill Community Academy, we recognise the importance of the emotional health and wellbeing of all members of the Academy community and don’t just look after the academic progress and achievement of students. We have developed an outstanding network of support, advice and care that means that students don’t just thrive academically but also emotionally and socially.
The Student Wellbeing Service provides a range of support that can be readily accessed by all students including:
Small group intervention work on various emotional and social skills including: bullying, friendships, transition, feelings and emotions, behaviour, self-esteem, peer pressure, body image, making positive choices, revision techniques, personal hygiene, positive relationships and healthy living.
A Nurture Group for vulnerable students.
Specialised support programmes for students based around bereavement, self-harm and terminal illness.
One to one targeted support, advice and guidance sessions.
Half Termly Health and Wellbeing Campaigns offering proactive support, advice and guidance on a range of health and wellbeing issues such as smoking, healthy living, mental health, diet and exercise, sleep and sexual health.
Support for the reintegration of students following absences, external placements or exclusion.
Lunch and break time provisions for students
For any further information please contact our Student Wellbeing Service and LAC Officer Mary Kennedy on 01924 324890.