The Student Support Team

The Student Support Team provide a universal service to all students, working to develop and maintain their social, emotional, mental health and well-being. We liaise with staff, parents and outside agencies to provide the best outcomes for our young people and support them in challenging barriers to their learning and achievement.

As a team we can provide 1:1 support, focused intervention for groups, counselling and support for parents/carers. We also refer to and work closely with many different statutory, voluntary and charitable organisations who provide additional support for young people and their families when necessary.

The student support team work closely with our Key Stage Leaders and respective teams to maximise the learning potential for our students. We work together to identify and support students who may be experiencing difficulties which could be a barrier to their learning. 



Polly Amos
 
Polly joined Wadebridge School in September 2016 she is Student Support Team Leader and is also one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads within school. 
She works with individual students, parents and staff to help overcome barriers to learning and wellbeing.  
 
Polly works closely with students and families who are supported by outside agencies, liaising with agencies both inside and outside of school. 
 
Outside agencies we work closely with include Children Schools and Families, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team (CAMHS), Penhaligons Friends, YZUP and Kernow Young Carers who provide additional support when young people need it most. 
 


   Terri Barbery-Redd
 
Mrs. Barbery-Redd has worked at Wadebridge School since 2001. She works with individual students, parents and staff to help overcome barriers to learning and wellbeing. 
 
Much of Mrs. Barbery-Redd focused work is around stress, anxiety, anger issues, self-esteem and confidence building.  Mrs. Barbery-Redd also offers tailored support to our LGBTQ students and works closely with The Intercom Trust.  
 
She works with students and families who are supported by a range of outside agencies, liaising with agencies both inside and outside of school.
 
In addition to this Mrs. Barbery-Redd facilitates the Pride Group; organises and oversees the EmPower Team (see below for more information on EmPower) and is one Staff Health & Wellbeing Champions.
 

 
 Susi Delisle

Susi has worked at Wadebridge School since 2006, her main role currently is Pupil Premium Advocate within the Student Support Team.  This role involves supporting students and their families to engage in their education with the aim of achieving the best possible outcomes both in academic achievement and wellbeing. This is something that Susi is immensely passionate about. 
 
One of Susi’s other responsibilities is supporting students in their Vocational Studies as well as working more broadly to support other students within school. 
 
Susi continues to provide support thought the school holidays and can be reached on 07580272343 
 

 
Hannah Leightley

Hannah works with individual students, parents and staff to help overcome barriers to learning and wellbeing and has responsibility for Parent/Student Support.  
 
Focused work around stress, anxiety, anger issues, self-esteem and confidence building.
 
She also runs Group Work with Year 7 to Year 11 to support their engagement with school. She can do specific family support work and can visit families at home as part of an engagement plan. She works closely with outside agencies.
 
Hannah continues to provide support thought the school holidays and can be reached on 07561 818167 or via email.
 
 
     
 

Andy McCallum

Our school has a fully qualified counsellor available to offer a confidential service to all students. Our counsellor will provide a safe space for up to an hour, where students are welcome to explore any issues that they may be experiencing, now, or in the past.
 
Frequently raised issues are relationships, stress, bereavement, anxiety, school related issues, family problems, self-harm, alcohol/drug related issues, eating disorders and emotional feelings, in fact anything that is causing the student worry or concern.
 
During a first session you can get to know Andy see how counselling works, and explore together how to feel better and resolve any problems that make you feel unhappy.

Your counsellor works within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice, to ensure the sessions are safe, professional, and confidential. A copy of the BACP Ethical Framework can be found here:

http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/new_ef.php

 

 

 

 

We also work closely with the Police and our PCSO Pete Sobye is an important part of the Wadebridge Community as well as here in school.   

PCSO Pete Sobye

Self Help Resources:

Self Harm Leaflet
Audio Resources for Common Mental Health Problems
Beat Stress - food for thought
Stress relief resources
Drugs information card 
Sexual Health information
Sexuality information
Developing a positive body image
Steps to confidence

Mental Health Resources for Young People and their Parents/Carers

 

Self Help Recordings:

Calm Down in 5 Minutes - Listen to this recording if you are feeling panicky, upset, angry, emotional or just need to calm down in general.

5 Minute Mindfulness Meditation - Take 5 minutes out of your day to relax, unwind, focus and clear your head. Daily practice of mindfulness is good for your mental and emotional health and well-being.

Guided Visualisation for Unwinding and letting go of Stress - This guided visualisation will take you on a little journey through a forest, helping you feel calmer, relaxed and more in control of your thoughts and feelings by the end of it.

Help to Fall Asleep at Night - If you are struggling to fall asleep at night or you find your mind becomes overactive the minute your head hits the pillow, then listening to this recording can help to distract your conscious mind and allow you to drift off in to a restful sleep.

Relieve Tension in the Body - Aching muscles? Tension Headache? Feeling Uptight? Listen to this recording to help you relax your body and mind and relieve tension. 

Learn to Relax - Guided Relaxation - Total mind and Body Relaxation. Start or end your day by giving yourself the gift of 20 minutes blissful relaxation. You're worth it!

Please do not listen to any of the above recordings if you are driving, in a moving vehicle, whilst operating machinery or at any other time where you need to maintain a state of full conscious awareness.   The best way to listen and get the most out of the recordings is when you are lying down on a sofa or bed, or sitting comfortably on a chair, making sure there are no distractions around you. 

All Recordings made for Wadebridge School by Cornwall Hypno. Click here for more information. 

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