Ros Christopher Centre
Why the RCC?
Ros Christopher was a well-loved member of the SRPA staff body for a considerable period of time. Always willing to support her colleagues, she was valued highly and regarded by all who had the pleasure of working with her.
Sadly, we lost Ros to COVID-19 during 2022 and it therefore felt a fitting tribute to our rebranded mental health provision in her name.
What is the RCC?
To coordinate, execute and measure the impact of a range of wellbeing, pastoral, behavioural and therapeutic interventions in support of the ‘whole child’ at the Academy. The intent being that we can support more pupils to reach their full potential and to be happy, healthy and thrive in their endeavours, behaviour for learning, wellbeing, happiness and sense of self.
Our vision is for a timetable of interventions, which the pastoral, safeguarding and SLC teams can recommend to pupils to receive on a rota basis triaged by a lead pastoral leader in conjunction with the Deputy Head (Behaviour, Attendance and Safeguarding). Lincolnshire County Council Behavioural Ladder of Intervention (PSP) and Emotionally Based School Avoidance Ladder (EBSA) will also be led from the RCC by our senior mental health leaders: Mrs R Gilbert (Deputy Head Teacher) and Mr C Turner (Lead Pastoral Leader).
Planned interventions include:
- Mental Health/Resilience/Counselling
- Happiness lessons
- 5 point scale
- Attendance interventions including Attendance panel meetings
- A2L pastoral interventions
- PSP reviews
- A2L booster and booster + interventions
- Internal suspension support
- Year 7 transition nurture group
- Post alternative provision interventions
- Social Emotional Mental Health groups including EBSA pupils
Our professional counsellors are able to offer services to people suffering with mental health issues
Why are we doing this?
It was clear to Mr Dale Hardy (Head Teacher) and Mr Greg Kirk (Director of Achievement) that there was a growing demand for help and support with mental health issues in the County. This was outweighing the support readily available, so SRPA decided to do something about it. Eventually, help came from the Bromhead Medical Charity who agreed to pilot a programme with SRPA, which is unique in its intent to implement mental health care and support to have a positive impact in the community.
We aim to give the people in our community the knowledge to help prevent mental health issues and the resources to feel happy and healthy.
If you have any questions would like to know more to would like to become involved with our programme or support us, please contact Mr C Turner on the details above.
Mr C Turner
Senior Mental Health Lead
Sir Robert Pattinson Academy
Moor Lane, North Hykeham
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