Form tutors are the first face to welcome and greet students each day, and students build strong professional relationships and bonds with their tutor and with other students in their tutor group. Every morning they undertake a variety of activities to support those relationships such as discussions, Komodo (Wellbeing platform) questionnaires or team building games.
Our counsellors aim to enhance the already robust provision provided by our pastoral support teams by offering students a high quality, professional and confidential service. Our counsellors act within the best practice framework of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
School counsellors plays a vital role in supporting students’ mental and emotional well-being. They provide a safe space for students to discuss their concerns, offering guidance and strategies to cope with common challenges such as stress, anxiety, or peer issues. The counsellor’s role is crucial in promoting a positive and healthy school environment.
At POWIIS we are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all students to develop academically, socially and emotionally. All adults are required to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of students is of paramount concern at all times and must seek advice and help where they believe a child’s wellbeing is being harmed. Safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of young people is defined as:
● Protecting them from maltreatment
● Preventing impairment of their health or development
● Ensuring as much as possible that they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
● Enabling them to have advantageous opportunities and enter adulthood successfully
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education) lessons are crucial for students’ holistic development. They teach essential life skills such as decision-making, communication, and emotional intelligence. PSHE also addresses topics like mental health, relationships and financial literacy, preparing students for responsible citizenship and a successful, well-rounded life.
All students in Key Stage 4 receive timetabled PSHE lessons once a fortnight. These are tailored to the age and developmental needs of each year group.