At Ormiston Latimer wellbeing is more than just offering activities or signposting to support, it is about the whole approach to understanding learners social and emotional presentation and an understanding that behaviour is a form of communication. With consideration to trauma informed approaches to inform and influence our work we are keen to ensure wrap around support internally from learning guides, learning support professionals, teachers and the senior leadership team, and when necessary, external partners.
At Ormiston Latimer as part of our commitment to learners’ Wellbeing we offer a range of support . A key feature of our work is the investment in positive relationships the staff try to foster with all learners. We encourage learners to have at least one “named face” who can become their go to person in times of crisis. Outside of these relationships we will harness support from a variety of voluntary sector partners including professionals from EHFA Mind, Future Men and St Giles. We encourage professionals from referring schools to visit and remain in contact with learners we have received to support transition and mental wellbeing. We have recently invested in a therapists who is onsite twice a week and delivers Bowen Therapy to learners.
Learners also have the opportunity to take part in Learner Voice/ Student council activities were issues pertinent to them can be raised and discussed with the senior leadership team.