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Support and Wellbeing

Students in the Sixth Form at Lytchett are supported in a number of ways.

Dedicated tutors and structured tutor timetables

All students in the Sixth Form have a dedicated Tutor they will see daily during registration. Tutors are the first port of call for students and will take an active role in supporting students throughout their time in the Sixth Form.

Pastoral Support

We have a dedicated Sixth Form safeguarding team who are available throughout the school day for students to speak to. This team can link in with other members of the wider safeguarding team or the school counsellor to offer students support and reassurance.

School counsellor

We believe that students of any year should be able to access the support of our dedicated school counsellor. We are able to offer appointments on site to students who are not being counselled externally.

Mindfulness sessions

Mindfulness involves training our attention to experience the present moment with greater curiosity and kindness. This helps us to not only appreciate what is going well but to respond more skillfully to life's inevitable challenges. Where possible this is made available to all students and is proven to help improve concentration, focus and to help students pursue their personal goals in addition to helping students better deal with stresses and anxiety.

Careers advice

We have a dedicated careers adviser from Ansbury who offers student appointments three days a week. Students can be referred for these appointments by their tutors or can self-refer.

Bursary

The 16 to 19 Bursary Fund provides financial support to help students overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education. The allocation of bursary is dependent on students maintaining a good level of attendance throughout the academic year.

Wellbeing and support

We operate an open door policy in the Sixth Form. We actively encourage students to talk openly to either their tutors or a member of the team based in the Sixth Form centre, with whom they will have contact opportunities daily.

We regularly recommend the following to students:

  • Doc Ready
    Doctors' appointments can be daunting. This website helps you to prepare ahead.
  • Mind
    Support for those dealing with a mental health problem and provides access to the right information.
  • Dorset Mind Your Head
    Supporting young people's wellbeing in Dorset.
  • Mosaic
    Supporting bereaved children
  • Kooth
    Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
  • YPEDS
    Support for young people with eating disorders
  • Mindfulness apps: Calm, Buddhify and Couch to 5k
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