Student Welfare Services
AT BSM, the well-being of every student is very important to us. We provide a well resourced team who are equipped to help your children manage the challenges that life brings their way. With the help of Student Coordinators, counsellors and caring teachers BSM is able to support children stay content and well.
It’s important to us that all students who come to BSM access the curriculum fully and have the opportunity to realise their potential. To make sure we achieve this, we offer a personalised learning support service to address individual needs.
The Learning Support team offers their services to students throughout Primary and Senior School. Our team of Learning Support Assistants (LSA) work in tandem with teachers in all areas of the curriculum and provide in-class learning support specifically tailored to address a range of learning, language and behavioural needs. This includes individual and small group support.
- Learning Support Assistants with specific expertise are available for students who require English as an Additional Language
- (EAL)Students with specific needs, have the opportunity to be supported outside of the classroom on individual learning targets
BSM’s Learning Support team is headed by Joanne Cuthbert, our Learning Support Coordinator who works one-on-one with families to ensure they have access to specialist support for their child if needed. Joanne works with a trusted network of external professional support specialists, including educational psychologists and occupational therapists, and can provide detailed information on the professional services on offer, referrals and coordination support. External professional support fees are handled by parents directly.
BSM has dedicated School Counsellors who provide confidential support to our students, teachers and school community. The prime goal of our counsellors is to be a confidential advocate for each student through individual or group counselling sessions that cover a broad range within the social, educational, developmental, emotional and behavioural areas.
The School Counsellor Is Involved In:
- Supporting and being responsive to students when dealing with personal issues
- Following up on student-referrals from teachers or parents
- Liaising with the Learning Support Department
- Safety and child protection issues
- Crisis management and intervention
- Parental education and support; either individually or through workshops
- Student mentoring education programmes
- The integration and settling-in of new students to the school
- Transition programmes