At Ashley College, the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of all our students is at the forefront of everything that we do. We recognise the significant impact that a medical need has on one’s overall wellbeing and how this in turn affects students’ ability to attend school, engage with learning and sustain relationships.
Our aim is to provide a safe, secure, enriching and nurturing environment where children and young people gain confidence and thrive.
We do this by:
- providing training and support to all our staff to ensure there is always access to emotionally available adults, who believe in students and can relate to them with compassion, empathy and unconditional positive regard
- providing a high quality personalised education and therapeutic timetable to enable each student to flourish and achieve their full potential
- sourcing appropriate therapies, where appropriate, such as Cognitive Behaviour and Equine, Drawing & Talking Therapy, 1:1 mentoring, etc
- supporting students experiencing painful life events, by helping them process, work through and make sense of what has happened
- fostering a culture in which staff and other adults interact with all students in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals throughout their day
- ensuring our students are taught strategies to manage their anxieties and how to self-regulate
- facilitating quiet, calm spaces for students to take time out when needed
- ensuring all that we do encourages and supports students to develop their resilience, self-confidence, tolerance for others and self-esteem
- providing weekly wellbeing sessions, Yoga, gardening, school council, 1:1 link tutor sessions, whole school presentations, off site trips and attending events
- ensuring every student attending the centre, is provided with a freshly cooked, healthy school lunch
- encouraging all students to participate in regular physical activities through our PE programmes which includes: Indoor Climbing Wall, Sudbury Gym and our own outdoor gym
- providing ongoing and regular sessions with Connexions to so that our students leave us, having grown in confidence and with aspirations for their futures
- providing transition support for every student
- providing regular family support sessions
6 weekly review meetings focusing on the students’ achievement and needs
'I recently visited Ashley College: pioneering provision with excellent facilities for learners who need a different approach.'
Cllr Ketan Sheth, Chair, Community and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee, Brent Council
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