Parents & Students

What does Painsley do to help emotional and mental wellbeing?

  • Mental health and wellbeing forms part of the overall school development plan to improve the school experience for all students.
  • The college lives the mission statement “In our College we value and respect every person as a child of God, as we grow in together in faith, knowledge, understanding and love to serve the community.”
  • Anti-bullying reps and ambassadors are appointed to work towards stopping bullying.
  • Students see Emmaus Tutors every morning and have the opportunity to discuss any concerns.
  • A Pastoral Lead looks after a small number of students, and students have the opportunity to discuss any concerns with them.
  • The College has a school counsellor that students can talk to.
  • The College has a Lay Chaplain (Mrs Sowter) who students can talk to.
  • The College has an Education Welfare Worker (Mrs Barlow) who students can talk to.
  • Students complete questionnaires about whether they feel safe and have someone they can talk to.
  • The school has a Safeguarding Lead (Mr Bullock) and two Deputy Safeguard Leads (Mrs Harris and Ms Oberman) who students can talk to.
  • The school has a School Council and student voice time in Emmaus to discuss issues and concerns that the School Council can bring to a meeting with a member of the Leadership Group.
  • There is a flow diagram for support shown during Emmaus time.
  • The College has a Mental Health Policy and action plan.
  • The College has a Safeguarding Policy.
  • The College has an Anti-Bullying Policy.
  • All staff have training to ensure that they understand the signs of students suffering from mental health issues.
  • Key topics to promote wellbeing are covered in Emmaus time and citizenship time including Child Sexual Exploitation, anti-bullying, radicalisation, social skills, friendship groups, e-safety, body image, drugs and alcohol, bereavement (Dove counselling), positive thinking, mindfullness, resilience etc
  • Mental health organisations work with students inside and outside of school, eg. Changes, Younger Minds, CAMHS etc. These are detailed on the back page of this booklet.
  • The school refers students to the school nurse for extra support and may complete an Early Help Assessment for any concerns that may need another organisation involved