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Ridgewood

School

Support

Your safety, as well as your happiness and personal wellbeing, are crucial to your success at Sixth Form.

As well as personalised support from your Achievement Tutor, we have a dedicated team of safeguarding staff in Sixth Form (and main school) to support you with any safeguarding concerns you may encounter.

We will ensure:

  • Students are supported to develop independent healthy and safe lifestyle choices
  • Relevant safeguarding issues are discussed and promoted during Character Curriculum time
  • The learning environment is safe and secure, and students are respected and listened to
  • Support is in place for identifying, reporting and handling cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.

Validus Wellbeing Centre

We are extremely proud to be able to offer our students Validus, a dedicated wellbeing centre equipped to meet the needs of all our young people.

Validus provides a programme of holistic support, including qualified counselling support, professional and targeted support for young people experiencing issues, and specialist support for those students experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and low mood. It also raises the profile of wellbeing for all young people and staff and effectively supports our wider school teams. This outstanding facility enables us to effectively coordinate safeguarding, child protection, welfare and health concerns through one central hub and to provide opportunities for working with families and the wider community. It is also an appropriate and confidential venue for external agency workers working with young people and their families in school.