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December 1, 2021 in DFN Charitable Foundation, Post 16, Student life

Undershaw Partners with Disability Rights UK

Through our work with DFN Project Search, Undershaw has been approached by Disability Rights UK as the national charity looks to our young people to represent the voice of a…
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November 11, 2021 in Fundraising, General news, Post 16, Student life, Trips

Undershaw Remembers

'They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in…
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November 4, 2021 in General news, Our people, Parent events

“Tell us, we’re listening…”

Undershaw breaks new ground with Reverse Parents Evenings   The traditional view of parents evenings is that it is an opportunity for parents and carers to listen to a report…
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Well-Being and Pastoral Care

Well-being is important to all of us at Undershaw: our students, our staff, and our families.

Well-being is more than happiness: it is the resilience and fortitude to take control of our own emotional welfare and seek help if we need it. It is engaging positively with those around us. It is receiving the recognition and reward for a job well done. It is feeling significant and impactful in our environment.

We teach and model these skills to our students through many avenues of discovery, and we hope that our culture and environment mean we can foster a sense of well-being for our families too.

We recruit the very best staff, experienced and specialists in their fields. Their well-being is vital to the health of our school too. We have a friendly and conciliatory environment where a smile goes a long way, and our Senior Leadership Team, Faculty Heads and Pastoral Leads all have a role as champions of a culture where diversity and inclusivity are held in high regard.

Whilst supporting the students with such a fantastic provision, we have certainly felt encouraged as parents too – the emotional support and advice has been wonderful, and I’m thrilled both my children get to reap the benefits of such a high quality education..

 

Year 4 Parent

Mental Health

 

We know that mental health is as vital to our well-being as our physical health. At Undershaw we have a robust network of mental health professionals threaded throughout our classroom teams, our therapists, and our senior leadership team.

Our Director of Safeguarding, Welfare and Pastoral Care leads on Adult Mental Health and we operate a robust programme of training on Mental Health First Aid. Our Head of Health and Therapies is also our Mental Health Lead.

Our team of Emotional Therapists is vital to the welfare of our school community, and they work tirelessly to ensure our Mental Health strategy is purposeful and endemic in all aspects of school life.

I support children to find their own voice. By empowering children my work enables them to develop an expanded sense of confidence, resilience and understanding so that they are better able to manage emotional and behavioural challenges.

 

Undershaw therapist
Parent Testimonials

I absolutely have my trust in the leadership team, the wonderful staff and the vision for the school going forward.

Current parent

The emotional support and advice has been wonderful

Year 4 parent

I’m thrilled both my children get to reap the benefits of such a high quality education

Year 4 parent

She’s made friends and really looks forward to coming to school.

Post 16 parent

Our daughter commented to me after her first day that the difference in atmosphere was enormous.

Post 16 parent

Whilst supporting the students with such a fantastic provision, we have certainly felt encouraged as parents too

Year 4 parent

J has felt able to put her trust in the school from her very first day.

Post 16 parent

At all times our family felt supported.

Post 16 parent

E has many years ahead of him at Undershaw and I am excited about the opportunities he is going to get.

Year 4 parent

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