Parent and Student Support
Support at Atlantic Academy
At Atlantic Academy, we are pleased to announce developments within our support staff team, to include dedicated provision for students who are struggling to access learning due to social and emotional needs. Our nurture room opened in January 2020, and offers students the opportunity to talk, and participate in group or 1:1 therapeutic sessions, aimed at increasing young people’s ability to express their feelings and develop their own strategies for resilience.
Diagnostic assessments using Boxall Profiling have helped up to better understanding young people, and we have already seen the impact on behaviour and pupils ability to share their emotions and identify solutions. This builds on our Academy goal to ‘develop the whole learner’, and the student’s own priorities to improve mental health provision in the local area.
A list of support staff can be found at the bottom of this page.
Important information about students accessing social media
Instagram minimum age 13;
Snapchat minimum age 13;
TicToc minimum age 13 but recommended that U-18s have parental approval;
WhatsApp minimum age 16
Supporting students social, emotional and mental health
Social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs are a type of special educational needs in which children/young people have severe difficulties in managing their emotions and behaviour. They often show inappropriate responses and feelings to situations.
Recent figures estimate that around 150,000 children in mainstream and special schools are suffering from SEMH.
SEMH does not have to be a lifelong condition. With appropriate support children and young people can move forward and live successful lives.
Support Staff at Atlantic Academy: