The Student Services Team at Parliament Hill School are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of students.
Our Information and Assessment Officers monitor that registers are taken accurately and promptly, the team update staff with information from families regarding absences and illnesses.
The Special and Additional Needs Team currently comprises of the SENDCo, Specific Learning Difficulties teacher, Additional Educational Needs Teacher, teaching assistants and City Year workers.
We work with vulnerable students to ensure a positive transition from primary to secondary school through our transition programme and liaison with families and primary schools.
There is a graduated response to supporting students including quality first teaching, in class support and small group work, as well as one to one work and liaison with outside agencies for those young people requiring a higher level of support.
For further information please see our SEND information report/Local Offer document here:http://www.parliamenthill.camden.sch.uk/Policies
Contact: Donna BIllington Senior Leader for Inclusion and SENDCo
WELL-BEING PROJECT AND COUNSELLING SERVICE
Our wellbeing project manager supports students' emotional wellbeing and mental health. This pioneering service includes individual counselling, therapeutic groups and workshops, and access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), as well as shorter interventions for example on mindfulness and stress management.
Counselling provides a confidential place for students to talk about whatever is worrying them. Some examples of the sorts of things young people might bring are: difficulties coping with school or friendships, confused feelings about themselves, bereavement, and family issues including parental separation. Counselling sessions are usually once a week during lesson time and may be short or long-term depending on the support required. We also have a CAMHS worker in school one day a week who is able to work with students and parents. The wellbeing project manager also refers students to local external CAMHS services if this is the most appropriate support.
Parents and students can self-refer to the wellbeing project by contacting the wellbeing project manager. The wellbeing project room is located next to PA7 in the preforming arts building and students can drop-in to speak to the wellbeing project manager at break or lunch time on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Any student may request an initial appointment and parental consent is sought for any ongoing support.
The Well Being Project is part of the Inclusion Team.
Contact: Neera Dhingra, Wellbeing Project Manager
THE SCHOOL NURSE
Our school nurse works at PHS on Mondays and Tuesdays. School Nurses provide a range of services that promote the good health and wellbeing of school aged children and young people. School Nurses support schools to ensure that children and young people with disabilities or long term medical conditions (eg. asthma, diabetes epilepsy, allergies) have access to their education and reach their full learning potential. School Nurses are also able to signpost children and young people into additional specialist services to ensure that they receive the health care they need and provide confidential advice concerning young people’s health issues.
Contact Suzanne Batten, School Nurse
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Mobile phone safety
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