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Learning at BVGA

Student Wellbeing

At Belle Vue Girls’ Academy, we believe that schools have a central role to play in enabling their pupils to be resilient and to support good mental health and wellbeing.

It is important that we promote good mental wellbeing for all pupils including providing a structured school environment with clear expectations. This is paired with an individualised graduated response when the behavioural issues might be a result of educational, mental health, other needs or vulnerabilities. We are committed to supporting all pupils to achieve excellent educational outcomes, and strive to help pupil overcome any barriers that may prevent such achievement.

The academy will ensure that our clear response systems and processes used to identify possible mental health problems are followed, including routes to escalate for external support.

What do our students say?

  • "I really like the atmosphere here, it makes you feel very safe"
  • "You can be whoever you want to be at Belle Vue Girls"
  • "You have always got someone to lean on. You are never alone at Belle Vue Girls"
  • "The support we receive helps us have confidence in ourselves"
  • "The teachers made me feel safe when I came to Belle Vue. Everyone is always smiling at me"

Key People in School

  • The Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health is: Mr J Patterson (Senior Deputy Headteacher)
  • The Personal Development Curriculum Lead is: Mr J Kennedy (Deputy Headteacher)
  • The School Nurse is: Mrs Bev Uttley
  • The Child Protection and Social Inclusion Officer is: Ms Farah Nisar
  • The SENDCo is: Mrs K Wilde
  • The Place2Be Mental Health Practitioner is: Diane Towns
  • The Link Governor is: Nurjahan Ali Arobi

Place2Be Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

Belle Vue Girls' Academy is working in partnership with Place2Be, a children's mental health charity with over 25 years' experience working with pupils and families. Place2Be provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research.

Our Place2Be Mental Health Practitioner is Diane Towns, who is based in school 3 days a week. 

All students are offered the opportunity to speak to Diane about any worries or concerns they may have. Please read this letter that explains the service.

If you DO NOT wish for your child to take part in Place2Talk sessions, please complete this online form. 

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