St Dunstan’s School takes the emotional health and wellbeing of every child seriously. Please click below for more information from us on this vital topic
Mental health and wellbeing: information for parents and carers of secondary school aged children and young adults
The leaflet ‘Mental health problems in children and young people: guidance for parents and carers’ provides some useful tips for helping your child plus information on national services.
Mental health problems in children and young people - guidance for parents and carers
Mental Health Support Team (MHST)
We are a registered Mental Health Support team school, and as such have access to:
- specialist advice on young people's mental health,
- whole school support for projects to enhance student's mental health,
- access to Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions for our young people if they are deemed suitable for this intervention.
If you would like further information please click here
MHST information for School Website
TellMi Peer Support App
St Dunstan's School has partnered with the award winning TellMi app. For more information please read the below letter from TellMi to parents and carers.
Tellmi Letter to Parents & Carers
You can also view a short video about how the app works here
For a list of 21 wellbeing and support services - CLICK HERE
For 12 tips to Supporting Mental Health through Nature - CLICK HERE
Student support is a particular strength of our school. We are fully inclusive and ensure that all students receive the care, guidance and support needed to fulfil their academic potential. We work with local primary schools, with Parents, other professionals and with the students themselves to ensure that individual needs are identified and then supported in the best way possible. We place great emphasis on transition into the school and supporting students when they leave to go onto work or college.
Our house system works as an extended family where students are placed in tutor groups with the same tutor staying with their group for the duration of their time at St Dunstan's. Our pastoral team works with the tutors to make sure that students are successful in school in terms of their learning, attendance and behaviour.
Our student support centre delivers individual and small group intervention programmes, based on expertise of staff, assessments we do and advice from external professionals. We promote learning in a structured, consistent and positive environment, where the focus is on praising and rewarding students for what they have achieved.
We encourage students to take responsibility in the school and support each other through a variety of student-centred initiatives: Restorative Justice, Peer Mentoring, Learning to Lead; and the School Council.
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The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities, to close the gaps between them and their peers. As a secondary school, St Dunstan’s receives £935 per Pupil Premium student. The students are identified in the school census and as a school we are committed to ensuring that each student makes the maximum progress that they can.
How to use your free school meals vouchers - Please Click Here for the DfE free school meal user guide
To see if you are eligable for Free School Meals and to apply Click Here
Barriers to Learning for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Students Click Here
Pupil Premium Uniform/Equipment/Free School Meals Letter July 2023 Click Here
Pupil Premium Policy Click Here
Pupil Premium Uniform request form Click Here
Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2024 Click Here