Dorton College –
Health and Wellbeing
Health and wellbeing is at the centre of what we do at Dorton College. Student access regular Health and Wellbeing sessions which are designed around previous learning, desired outcomes and need.
We deliver 1:1 and group health and wellbeing sessions on a regular basis. We can tailor these sessions to tie in with national events, such as mental health awareness or anti bullying week and create bespoke sessions when specific issues arise that need to be covered, such as the Covid-19 pandemic or specific E-safety phishing scams. These are all taught from a VI perspective.
Our students gain a lot from the group health and wellbeing sessions, as they can discuss a vast range of topics with the insight of learning or experiencing from a VI perspective. We encourage open and honest discussion in a safe and protected environment.
We offer student counselling when required and use a local BACP registered independent counselling service, who we have worked with for a number of years and therefore understands the impact and experience of VI young people and the issues that are faced.
British Values and Prevent
British Values and Prevent are covered in the Health and Wellbeing sessions but can also be covered on a 1-1 basis as needed. They are updated annually to reflect relevant legislation and students are supported to understand these concepts in a needs appropriate manner.
Within the college, students have weekly tutoring sessions where they will meet with their personal tutor on a 1:1 basis and can use this time as they need. We also offer pastoral support on a 1:1 basis as students’ need it, on a flexible basis to ensure that students feel supported at all times.
Students can also access a huge range of other RSBC services outside of Dorton College, such as the RSBC Families First service, sporting activities and social activities, which can all contribute to overall health and wellbeing.