STUDENT SUPPORT, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
We have a highly skilled and dedicated Inclusion Team, committed to ensuring that each child receives bespoke and personalised support, tailored to their individual needs. Our specialised Inclusion Team have been awarded the Centre of Excellence Status for the Inclusion Quality Mark, in recognition for their dedication, expertise and outstanding inclusive practice.
Mr M Hicks
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs E Guest
Miss A White
Inclusion Coordinator, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms D Hayes
Education Welfare Officer
Mrs M Hope
Mrs S Liddle
Mrs R Swainston
Mrs M Wilkinson
Year 7 Learning Manager
Mrs C Perkins
Year 8 Learning Manager
Mrs S Fotheringham
Year 9 Learning Manager
Mr D Johnston
Year 10 Learning Manager
Mrs K Falkingham
Year 11 Learning Manager
Learning Managers are available to offer support throughout the day, ensuring there are no barriers to enable students to focus on learning during lessons, fulfilling their potential and making the best progress possible. Learning Managers have offices in the Learner Achievement Centre.
The Bridge and PLC Centres also offer a variety of support, including both individual and small group sessions depending on each student’s needs.
External Agency Support
The Inclusion Team draw on the additional expertise offered by external agencies, working collaboratively with these services to ensure each child receives the best support available to suit their individual needs.
In the Academy, supplementary to our Bridge and PLC on site inclusion units, students can access the Green Room, dedicated to supporting students who require additional counselling services. This is supported through the Clouds Community Counselling Service, local to the Academy. The team offer invaluable support for our students within the Academy. Referrals for students to access Clouds will be made through Mrs Swainston in the PLC, following discussions with the student, their Learning Manager and Parents/Carers.
Other agencies include Project 3, the School Nurse Team, the S Team, Local Police Team, Stonewall Youth, Doncaster LGBTQ Youth Hub, Doncaster Local Authority Services (CCE Team, CSE Team, Hearing Impairment Team, Visual Impairment Team, SEND Support, SENDIAS, EMTAS, Doncaster Virtual School, Early Help, Social Care, Safeguarding Support). Each offers a variety of support depending on need.
Child Protection and Safeguarding
The safety and welfare of each individual child is of utmost priority within the Academy. Our Safeguarding Team are Level 3 trained and regularly update their knowledge, participating in training that is reflective of the current local social climate and immediate/emerging needs of the community that the Academy serves. All staff receive training led by the Designated Safeguarding Team, as well as frequent updates and additional training sessions through the Academic year. The Academy has a clear and distinct procedure for staff to report safeguarding concerns in a timely and effective manner, supported by a robust reporting and monitoring system, utilising CPOMS.
Referrals to Social Care and other agencies will be made as appropriate, with the child’s best interest at the forefront of all decisions and actions by Academy staff.
Parents/Carers can also be supported through the Early Help process. Learning Managers will guide parents/carers through the Early Help Assessment, ensuring they are fully involved and informed of how the information they provide may be used. The Academy will continue to support parents, carers and students following the assessment and outcome from the Early Help Team. Parents may be referred to work alongside additional agencies such as Green Gables, the Parent and Family Support Service (PAFSS), Edge of Care, Getting On Programme etc.
Mental Health Support
The Academy’s Inclusion Team recognise the increasing need to support students understanding of mental health and therefore promote a culture of whereby it is openly discussed and students are aware of the support that is available and how they can access this.
Students can be referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Clouds Counselling Support Service, the School Nursing Team or Academy staff will advise parents to seek support through their GP or attend the CAMHS drop in centre, East Laith Gate, DN1 1JE. Students can also be directed to Doncaster Mind, Young Minds, Project 3 and the Talking Shop.
CAMHS Mental Health Duty Team: 01302 796191
Parents with immediate concerns are always urged to seek urgent support through the local A&E department at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
We have a team of staff who are trained first aiders. They are able to deal with minor ailments and injuries, administer medication, as well as providing immediate assistance in an emergency situation where medical support is called upon. The first aid team also ensure that where necessary, students have a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP), providing support as appropriate.
We go to great lengths to ensure that the Academy site is safe and secure for students, staff and visitors to the Academy. At breaks, lunchtimes and in between lessons, staff patrol the site and provide key supervision in the main student areas. All site visitors, including parents, are asked to report to reception on arrival and to sign out on departure. Visitors will be required to wear a lanyard - visitors with red lanyards will be accompanied at all times by a member of Academy staff.
Students are responsible for their own belongings, and therefore, all personal items must be clearly named.
Key Links and Contacts
Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
Early Help: 01302 734110
Doncaster LGBTQ Youth Hub: 01302 737993
Talking Shop: 01302 565650 / 01724 867297
Young Minds Urgent Helpline for text: 85258
Young Minds Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Project 3: 01302 640032, Email: email@example.com
CAMHS Mental Health Duty Team: 01302 796191 or 01302 796191
Beat Eating Disorders – Helpline: 0808 801 0677, Youth line: 0808 801 0711
Young Carers: 01302 736099, email:Young.firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.doncaster.gov.uk/youngcarers
South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association (SYEDA): 0114 272 8822, Email: email@example.com.
School Nurse Team: 01302 566776, Text: 07917031891
999 – for any child who is in immediate danger