Student Support Team

What is a Student Support Team?

Essentially, a student support team is a student-focused mechanism put in place by a school in order to:

  • co-ordinate the support available for students in the school
  • facilitate links to the community and other non-school support services
  • enable students with support needs to continue to access a full education
  • assist staff to manage those students effectively
  • ensure new staff members are briefed about policies and procedures relating to student wellbeing and support
  • advise school management on the development and review of effective student support policies and structures.

In Mayfield Community School the Student Support Team is made up of the following:

  • The Principal
  • The Deputy Principal
  • The Guidance Counsellor
  • The Home School Community Link Teacher
  • The Social Personal Health Education Teacher
  • The School Completion Programme worker
  • The Chaplain

This team meets every week to look at student welfare.  At the top of the agenda each week is ‘Student Concerns’, and the rest of the meeting flows from this.  The team members work to address student concerns.  Should they have a concern a student may be referred to a member of the team for pastoral counselling, or the team may recommend to a parent/guardian that they take the child to a GP


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