I LEARN Tutors
Pupils are allocated an I LEARN Group and their I LEARN Tutor is responsible for the day to day academic and pastoral support. The I LEARN Tutor is the first point of contact should parents / carers wish to communicate with the school about their child.
Year Leaders & Head of Student Support
Our team of 5 non-teaching Year Leaders each have responsibility for a year group within the school. The Year Leaders’ main role is to create a positive work and behaviour ethos within the school and support pupils with any difficulties they might have. The Year Leaders work very closely with the Head of Student Support, who oversees the work of the Year Teams and is responsible for the behaviour and support of pupils.
Transfer and Inclusion Co-ordinator
The Academy has a Transfer and Inclusion Co-ordinator who ensures that the school has a large amount of information on the learning needs, medical needs, behaviour and social and emotional profiles of every pupil before they arrive at Lawn Manor Academy. She also spends a lot of time throughout the academic year in partner primary schools getting to know all the children before they come to Lawn Manor and meets with every pupil. All Year 5 pupils experience “I LEARN Days” and all Year 6 pupils experience an ‘Artsmad’ Day in September; there is a further ‘Transfer Day’ for Year 6 in July.
Safeguarding & Partnership Officer
Our Safeguarding & Partnership Officer, Hannah Wolfe, primarily supports pupils in relation to safeguarding and child protection matters. Whilst in most cases Hannah will have close communication with parents / carers, there are occasions when the school may need to contact other agencies before contacting families. Hannah will also meet with parents / carers to complete Early Help Records, and may also signpost pupils and parents to external support.
Miss Hannah Wolfe – email@example.com
Parent Support Advisor (PSA)
Our PSA, Amanda Stuart, works across schools in the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust and is based at Lawn Manor Academy 2 days per week. Amanda is available to support parents/carers in a number of ways, particulary signposting to other agencies and opportunities for support.
Mrs Amanda Stuart – firstname.lastname@example.org
I LEARN Interventions
Our interventions aim to support young people to increase self-esteem, raise expectations, improve their motivation and help them to recognise and achieve their potential. We offer structured and targeted I LEARN intervention for pupils with a variety of social, emotional and behavioural needs. Pupils are referred for I LEARN support through Year Leaders and the Student Support Team. All interventions take the form of small group or 1-2-1 work, and usually have a fixed duration of six to ten weeks. School based interventions include: Tranquillity Zone, Nurture Groups, Anger Management, and therapeutic work.
Assistant Headteacher (Personalised Learning): Mrs Helga Maddock – email@example.com
School Council (Pupil Voice)
Pupils have the opportunity to express their opinions and contribute to the Academy through our School Council. There are House Councils, with representatives per I LEARN Group, and an overarching School Council with representatives from each House Council.
KOOTH – free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Swindon Borough Council promote this online service, to give children and young people access to professional mental health counsellors through its online Kooth service.
The Kooth service is a key part of Swindon’s drive to improve accessibility, promote resilience and better support young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. The online service is an effective early help for emerging mental health problems and can reduce the stigma sometimes associated with seeking help for mental ill-health.
Kooth will give children and young people – from age 11 until 18 unlimited access to professional online counsellors, moderated forums, self-help materials and a mood journal, where they can record their thoughts and feelings. Young people are encouraged to identify their own goals and monitor progress with their counsellor, charting movement as progress is achieved. The Kooth site is accessible at any time, via any connected device, helping to eliminate the stigma often associated with asking for help.
The online counselling team is available on Kooth between mid-day and 10pm on week days and from 6pm until 10pm at weekends. Kooth offers moderated peer to peer support, as well as giving young people access to downloadable self-help resources, forums and discussion groups. They can also read and contribute to the Kooth online magazine.