Well-being

Aim:

We consider the health, safety and wellbeing of our students to be of the utmost importance and strive to promote the welfare of our students, believing  ‘Every Child Matters’ and supporting them and enabling them to keep themselves and others safe. 
Student’s Mentors and Co Mentors are the first port of call should you have a concern, you can also contact their Head of College.  If you have any concerns of a safeguarding nature please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Elaine King,  who is available to support and offer help when students are experiencing issues both in and out of school through providing a welcoming and supportive environment.

Mrs King liaises with a number of outside agencies who are further able to support our students including PCAMHS, CAMHS, Health and Social Care and Early Intervention Services. 

Contact:

Elaine King
01295 251451 Ext. 221
eking@banbury-aspirations.org
studentsupport@banbury-aspirations.org

Confidentiality:

All issues raised are treated with confidentiality, unless there is a risk of significant harm in which case referrals are made to partner agencies for their support.


Under My Skin

As part of the Oxfordshire Public Health Directorate’s campaign to improve young people’s mental wellbeing, Year 9’s on Wednesday 2nd March watched a performance of Under My Skin presented by Pegasus Theatre.

The play addresses the growing nationwide issue of self-harm in adolescents. Its aim is to raise awareness of self-harm and reduce the stigma that surrounds it, whilst providing young people with information about coping with difficult emotions, stress, anxiety and low mood. It also aimed to identify support networks; such as the School Health Nursing service, school counsellors and other local and national services that can help young people deal with the issue.

Coping with Self Harm - A Guide for Parents and Carers