At the Iffley Academy we consider personal development, behaviour and welfare as one of the most important aspects of our students’ growth. It is recognised that emotional health and wellbeing influences students’ cognitive development and this is supported throughout the whole school and championed by the Student Wellbeing and Therapeutic Support Team. This team is made up of professionals who are specialists in supporting students’ personal development and includes bespoke services such as art therapy, music therapy and physio therapy.
We are passionate about promoting students’ emotional health and wellbeing and have a good working relationship with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and other external services who regularly work together to support individuals and families as part of a multi-professional team.
The Iffley Academy plans and evaluates the work in this area through the eight principles to promoting a whole school approach to emotional health and wellbeing set out by Public Health England:
• Leadership and Management that supports and champions efforts to promote emotional health and wellbeing
• Curriculum, teaching and learning, promoting resilience and supporting social and emotional learning
• A student voice that influences decisions
• Staff development which supports their own wellbeing and that of the students
• Identification of need and through monitoring the impact of interventions
• Working closely with parents and carers
• Targeted support and appropriate referrals to external services
• An ethos and environment that promotes respect and values diversity