WELLBEING AT NSfG

Northfleet School for Girls aims to support each student with their emotional health and wellbeing. This includes promoting positive mental health. As a staff body we approach this in various ways, including through our safeguarding team, ESL/pastoral team, base time programmes, PSHE lessons and external visitors such as school pastors.

The teenage years are both exciting and challenging for parents and carers. It can be hard to know whether a teenager's feelings and behaviour are normal or becoming a problem.

For any student who may be experiencing poor mental health we have qualified Mental Health First Aiders along with our safeguarding team who are available to listen, offer advice, mentor or signpost parents/students to agencies who can offer guidance.

If you are in any way concerned for your child and would like more information, please visit the contact us page in order to get in touch with us.

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SCHOOL PASTORS PROGRAMME

School & College Pastors are volunteers who commit themselves to the service of young people in their community, offering a reassuring and friendly presence to students who may not feel able to speak openly to teachers or parents.

In partnership with schools, colleges and other local agencies, School & College Pastors work to enhance the safety and emotional and social well-being of students through caring, listening and helping.

Typically, School and College Pastors will begin by patrolling an area of the school or college community. Over time, they will become an integral part of the educational experience for students and staff members alike. A number of head teachers have already commented that they ‘can’t imagine the school without them!

Initiatives work to match the needs of the students and the local community with the capabilities of the School and College Pastors.

CLEO - NSfG'S THERAPY DOG

The Dog Mentor Programme has built upon the benefits of the human-animal bond by providing children positive experiences with dogs that can help them educationally, developmentally, emotionally and socially.

Over the past 8 years, implementation of The Dog Mentor Programme in Primary and Secondary schools across the UK has proven to have significant impact on many children’s lives.

These positive impacts follow the premise that improving communication within schools will improve behaviour.

The Dog Mentor Programme has been implemented in over 90 schools in the last two years alone. There are now more than 120 Dog Mentor dogs working in schools every day.

THE WORRY BOX

The worry box is a facility available to students who are experiencing unkindness, wellbeing, or other issues that that are a cause for concern, stress or anxiety.

Students can complete a worry box enquiry in confidence, these messages are directed to the school’s pastoral team who will review the submission and decide on the best course of action to best support the student.

Details of organisations including who to contact out of school hours and during school holidays are also available at the Worry Box.

NORTHFLEET ANGELS

Northfleet Angels is an initiative centred on providing support and guidance to students. The service was set up & is maintained by concerned staff & students at Northfleet School for Girls.

The support they have provided has already been invaluable to some students. Some students lack essential items which many take for granted, such as toiletries, uniform and stationary resources.

Northfleet Angels works with students to provide them with items that they urgently need. The students are also offered therapy and bespoke reflection rooms to reduce barriers, aid learning and build life skills.

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