It is important to us that students feel confident they know who to access at the academy, if they are struggling in any way. Our PPT and Safeguarding team are always on hand and available in the academy. We also spend time teaching students strategies that can support with the rigours of 6th Form. Some of the key messages include:
- Practicing ‘Thought Stopping’
This is a simple technique that can support students with unhelpful mental chatter.
- Being Present
This strategy links to ‘Thought Stopping’ and requires students to focus only on the moment they are physically in.
- Control What Is Controllable
This comes up in conversation frequently with students in a variety of contexts and links to our ’Non-Negotiables.’ We ask students to only focus on things that are in their control and to disregard the things that aren’t.