Student Wellbeing

"The Rawlett School believes student wellbeing is just as important as academic learning. "


Here at Rawlett we are proud of our track record with regard to pupil support.

As well as form tutors, year heads and pastoral managers we have our dedicated student welfare officer, Mrs Bishop. Students can approach any member of staff should they feel they need support. If that staff member cannot assist they they will ensure the student is signposted to the best person to deal with an issue.

Our Personal Development/RSHE curriculum is underpinned by Social, Emotional and Mental Health research and is designed to educate our students on the importance of physical and mental health, offering a range of strategies our staff and students can utilise to be mentally and physically healthy both now and in the future.

Our developing offer of enrichment activities provides all students with the opportunity to participate in activities that enhance physical, intellectual, emotional and social development which are incredibly important factors in supporting mental health and wellbeing. We actively encourage our staff and students to be proactive in improving and maintaining positive mental health and it is our pledge to provide the education and opportunities for all.

We offer a wide range of opportunities and levels of support for Mental Health and Wellbeing including our:

Our Safeguarding Team can be contacted by emailing the school at office@rawlettschool.org


Good Mental Health

If there are concerns about a young person's mental health you can contact the Young Minds Helplines.

Parents Helpline: Parents Helpline directly on 0808 802 between 9:30am-4pm

Young Minds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 support

The Young Minds website is here: Young Minds

Further websites offering advice for young children & parents


Bullying

At Rawlett we take every incident of bullying very seriously and implement a program of support as set out in our anti bullying policy below. To supplement this we take part in anti-bullying week, have a set of anti bullying ambassadors that work with students who are affected by bullying and assist in getting the message out that bullying is not acceptable. We also have regular sessions delivered as part of our personal development curriculum on the different forms of bullying and its effects.

Anti-Bullying Policy - (Review date September 2023)


LGBTQ+

We launched our EDI group (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) back in 2021 - this is a safe space for LGBTQ+ students and allies to discuss current issues, support one another and assist in educating and championing LGBTQ+ rights, etc.

We ensure that relevant homophobic issues are highlighted and challenged, we proudly promote a welcoming school for everyone.

Below are a few websites that may offer support and assistance.


Racism

Through our personal development curriculum we deal with educating young people about racism and how to report racist incidents. Sadly, despite the efforts schools put in to educating young people about racism many still hear racist comments in the home and other external environments. By working together with parents we are doing what we can to prevent students from using racist language. We would encourage all parents to talk open to their children about the language they use. A great place for parents to start is the NSPCC mini website which focusses on helping parents talk to students about racism.

NSPCC - Talking to your child about racism


School Nurse

The school nurse makes regular visits into Rawlett and offers drop in sessions for any student who wishes to discuss issues of a medical nature. Students can also have an online meeting with the school nurse if they wish.

Parents can take advantage of this service as well by joining a virtual drop in every Thursday between 3.30pm and 4.30mp. See the posters below for more information.


General support for child mental health and wellbeing can be accessed here:

The Rawlett School has been awarded the Teach Well School Gold Award to celebrate that our school has taken very good care of the physical and mental wellbeing of our staff and students during the Coronavirus pandemic.


Our academy has been added to the list of only 78 schools NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL schools that have achieved the Teach Well School Gold Award.