Pupils with better health and wellbeing are more likely to achieve better academic outcomes. This is particularly true of those who attend school for over 95% of the time. The wellbeing of our pupils is our most important priority. We have an established teaching and non-teaching wellbeing team who ensure our pupils are happy and healthy. We have heavily invested in non-teaching staff to ensure that they have the time to make sure this happens.
Our Wellbeing Team
|Mrs Kayleigh Oliver||Acting Deputy Headteacher Wellbeing and Standards|
|Mrs C Lee||Emerging Leader of Wellbeing and Attendance|
|Mrs Katie Rees||Wellbeing and Attendance Manager (Years 6, 7 and 8)|
|Mr Irfan Ally||Wellbeing and Attendance Manager (Years 9, 10 and 11)|
|Mr Nathan Griffiths||
Senior Admin Officer
Senior First Aider
|Mr Ian Broad||Extended Curriculum|
Mrs Heather Young
Mrs Debbie Davies
Attendance Lead. Examinations Officer
Supporting Pupil Wellbeing
Supporting Pupil Wellbeing
The wellbeing of our pupils is our number one priority at Pontypridd High School. As a school, we are here to support all pupils with both in school support services and external agencies.
In school, we the following available to pupils:
- Dedicated Wellbeing Managers to provide daily support
- ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) 6 week courses
- Eye 2 Eye Counselling Service
Pupils and parents/carers are able to request the above support for pupils. Please contact a member of the wellbeing team to discuss referrals.
The following links are available for pupils and parents and carers to access further support outside of school:
Children's Mental Health Week 2021
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021
This year’s Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week is focusing on the theme of ‘Express Yourself’ Expressing thoughts and feelings doesn’t always have to be in the form of a conversation, or even words. Think about the things that you enjoy doing and use these things to help you express yourself.
“Express yourself” is about finding creative ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas… …through things like art, writing, music, dance and doing things that make you feel good.
Below are some of the motivational and helpful images that we have shared over social media this week. Screenshot your favourites to look back on as and when you need to!
Parents & Carers Supporting Pupil Wellbeing
Parents and Carers Supporting Pupil Wellbeing.
Supporting your child’s wellbeing and mental health is so important, but it can also be a difficult thing to do. Below you will find links to websites and images that may help approach wellbeing and mental health conversations with your children.
Please remember that you can contact our Wellbeing Team for further support with this. As parents and carers you are also able to refer to our ELSA and Eye 2 Eye Counselling Services on behalf of your child.