The Student Support Wellbeing Team supports students’ emotional welfare and wellbeing.
The wellbeing service is available Monday to Friday, during school hours. Students often refer to the wellbeing area as one of the ‘safe spaces’ in the school, a description our team is extremely proud of. Students access our service for a range of reasons.
The wellbeing team can support students with issues impacting on them both inside and outside of school which may be affecting their grades and school work, but our focus is on them as a whole person and their emotional wellbeing. We believe that if a young person’s emotional needs are met, they will be able to access learning and engage in school life and lifelong learning in a way that they would not otherwise be able to do.
The range of work includes one to one support, group work, year group projects and whole school working. Some of the areas we work alongside include –
- Anger management
- Poor sleep hygiene
- Substance misuse
- Peer relations
- Improving communication
- Supporting young carers
- Developing emotional regulation
- Deliberate self harm
We work in partnership with a number of local and national charities and specialist services to ensure our students are supported using best practices. These include Grief Encounters, Rethink Mental Health, Papyrus, Leap Confronting Conflict, Proud, Galop, The Lighthouse, Enfield Youth Service, Enfield Substance Misuse Team, Enfield Scorpions, Enfield’s Youth Boxing Programme, Enfield Carers Centre and School Foods Matter amongst many others. Enfield Grammar are working with the local authority to become a trauma informed school.
Students are able to self refer themselves to our team for their own support needs or speak to us about another student who they may have concerns about. They can do this through a number of ways including, in person, through our open door policy, through their Form Tutors, Heads of Year or if it feels easier, through emailing one of the Wellbeing Team. Any member of EGS staff can also raise a student to the team for support.
If you would like any additional information on the team or the services provided, please email Mrs Yianni at [email protected]
There are clear links between excellent student behaviour, student achievement and students’ holistic well-being and we want to ensure that we have the best possible behaviour and pastoral systems in place.
Students are placed in a house group when they join the school in year 7 and will remain in this house throughout their journey with us. This helps to create and build a sense of community with house competitions taking place and merits being awarded.
Each form has a form tutor who is the first point of contact for students and who sees them daily. The form tutor plays a key role in looking after the welfare of their students.
Each year group has a head of year who oversees the pastoral care for their year and monitors their progress.
To help enforce behaviour and support pastoral requirements, we have raised the role of the form tutor, restructured the School day and have a Student Well-Being Manager to work as part of the Inclusion Team and Student Support focused on the physical and emotional welfare and well-being of our students.
To give you an idea of support/wellbeing initiatives we have running in school:
Rethink Mental Illness – 3 workshops in small groups (year 9) around mental health – 1. General mental health 2. Mental health for young men 3.mental health for young black young people.
Boxing – small groups, 6-week boxing programme to improve confidence, communication and fitness.
Family Based Solutions – small group project all year groups for students identified as needing support to better engage with learning, improve confidence and resilience, poor attendance, to support emotional wellbeing.
Grief Encounters – specialist support around bereavement for young people.
Routes 2 Success – R2S – Raining aspiration and attainment for BME students – 4 week group project.
Diana Antibullying – year 7 and 8 students well placed to become trained school ambassadors
Proud – weekly support group for LGBTQ+ students – group or 121 sessions available.
Uniform project – support for low income families with uniform costs (limited funding available).
Kooth – group sessions around mental health and wellbeing. Online tool that students can independently access.
Wellbeing Practitioners – 6 weeks 121 support with low mood/anxiety (non complex cases only or those waiting for camhs).
Compass – 121 confidential support around substance misuse.
Diversity Role Models – LGBTQ+ whole lower school project with staff training attached.
Lighthouse – support for young people around sexual violence
LEAP – conflict resolution 8 week 121 sessions.
Power to Change – PTC
Mentoring in school – 121 support
BSS – 121 mentoring for all students on a managed move to support transition.
Know your onions / gardening club / mosaic project – weekly group of students working on a school garden.
Safer Schools Team – PC Brotherton on hand in school 3 times a week for support, help and advise
Headroom – A mental health toolkit from the BBC – lots of Resources: Mindful Tips, Mood Mixes, Personal Stories, Motivation – www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/our-mental-health-toolkit
Click the link for: Healthy Eating & Free School Meals
Click here for information on: Special Educational Needs Department
tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/covid-19/thriving-resources-helping-families – resources put together by services within the NHS. There are a range of tabs you can choose that signpost to different tools. Each are designed with specific groups in mind including carers, younger children and young people
Thinkuknow is the online safety education programme from the National Crime Agency.
You’ll find lots of support and advice for young people at www.thinkuknow.co.uk.
Parents and carers: There’s plenty of advice for parents and carers on keeping your child safe online at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents.
Click here for links to charities and websites offering support for a range of issues including mental health, abuse and addictions
Heads of Year
|Year 7||Mr C Chrysanthou||Lower School|
|Year 8||Mr K Reddy||Lower School|
|Year 9||Mr A Harcourt||Upper School|
|Year 10||Mr M Turner||Upper School|
|Year 11||Ms A Dakin||Upper School|
|Year 12||Mr S Berkkun||Upper School|
|Year 13||Ms Y Akaydin||Upper School|