The Student Support Team is an established part of the school community and plays a central role in ensuring the safety and well-being of all HSLC pupil’s, as well coordinating all aspects of Safeguarding and Child Protection and the needs of our Looked After Children.
Based in a dedicated facility on the school site, the team offers holistic support, guidance and advice to young people and families through experienced professionals and specialist staff drawn from a variety of backgrounds including Social Work, Counselling, Teaching, Education Welfare and Attendance, Careers Guidance and the Youth and Family Support Service.
Our work with families starts at the ‘transition stage, where we work intensively with primary schools to ensure the move to HSLC is seamless, successful and safe and that the individual needs of each student are identified and met. Our aim is to establish a platform for the most successful, rewarding and enjoyable time possible at HSLC. Structured and ongoing communication with Progress Leaders, Senior Leadership and the Pastoral Management team, underpins what is a pro-active approach to removing difficulties and barriers to education and our role as a multi agency hub ensures appropriate and efficient signposting to third party agencies when necessary.
The Student Support Team works to the highest possible professional and ethical standards placing enormous emphasis upon working in partnership, forging and maintaining strong links between school and home and developing open and honest dialogue.
The Student Support centre is an approved training placement for Social Workers in Training and has strong links with Hull University and also works in collaboration with the Riding Forward alliance, sharing good practice and offering school to school support through our Specialist Leader of Education in Safeguarding.
We operate an open door policy for students looking for help and guidance for a wide range of issues and problems that might otherwise impact on their education and aspirations for the future. Students can be supported on phased re-integration programs (e.g. when medical issues arise restricting mobility) in a dedicated, inclusive, learning facility that is supported by the mainstream school setting and links in to ongoing classroom work making sure that educational progress is maintained..
We believe we can, and are totally committed to, making a difference.