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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Pastoral Active Support Team

We understand that each of our young people will encounter academic, social, emotional and developmental challenges throughout their school career which require different styles of support to overcome these challenges to becoming happy and successful young people. Therefore, we want to do everything we can to help them overcome whatever life throws their way and to look back on it as a useful experience. For this purpose, we have set up a comprehensive pastoral care system, designed to support students in all aspects of school life. Mr Dixon (Assistant Principal: Safeguarding and Welfare) and Mr Pickering (Pastoral Manager) lead our Pastoral Active Support Team and are best placed to identify and support young people who need their expertise, built up over many years of working with young people, as well as collaborating with teachers, parents, the community and external organisations to achieve best outcomes for our young people.

These include:

  • Building positive relationships with peers
  • Identifying and supporting young people struggling with their emotional wellbeing and/or short, medium and long term mental health challenges
  • Solution focused working with students to remove actual/perceived barriers to accessing their education fully
  • Recognising, reinforcing and rewarding positive behaviour
  • Recognising, reinforcing and rewarding attendance and punctuality
  • Partnerships with external organisations for those more challenging problems

We know that the most effective learners are happy learners. Therefore, upon starting at Leesbrook and from the start of your child's journey with us through to the end of their time in our home, we aim to make sure they feel supported, encouraged and motivated to learn.

We want our halls and corridors to feel like a home-from-home for your children. Our Academy is a family - thriving with healthy relationships and positive influences. Our class teachers and Family Leaders (form tutors) take the time to get to know each of their students, finding out what your child is interested in, where their aspirations lie and what hopes they have for their year.  This sustained effort to build relationships allows our students and teachers to have an excellent rapport and positive regard for each other. 

By having a growing house system in place, we encourage our young people to get to know each other across all year groups. We have a dedicated and inspirational student lead leadership team consisting of out Student Principals, Student Deputy Principals and Student Council for those who want that extra support from their peers. Our communal dining area allows for that all important social integration - especially during family dining.

All students are tiered based on the level of support they currently require.  This is regularly reviewed.  All students have access to some form of Pastoral Support. 

Pastoral Active Support Team

Return to School / Start of Term information

Click here to find more information on returning to school on 5th September 2022.

Links to further info and local/national support

Kooth, Childline, NHS Health Young Minds, TOGMind, Positive Steps, Mind, YoungMinds, Samaritans, MAHDLO, NSPCC, MASH, Police, Housing

Parent Resilience Transition Courses
 

Admissions
Oldham Local Authority manage our admissions process. If you wish to submit an In Year Transfer, you can download the form here and once you receive notification that your child has been allocated a place at Oasis Leesbrook, please make contact with the Main Reception Desk on 0161 290 4000.  Our reception team will be able to assist you with arranging an admission meeting with Mr Pickering and will inform you of what documentation is required for the meeting to take place. 


Anti-Bullying 

Please view our Anti-Bullying policy here.

Let's talk about: bullying (information provided by Kooth)

Anti-Bullying Week Assemblies

Our student deputy principals along with members of the student council delivered the Anti-bullying assembly to the rest of their peers in the school. The theme of Anti Bullying week this year is ‘Reach Out’. All students did a great good in presenting this and helping deliver a vital message for the Academy


Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)
www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

Telephone: 03000 11 12 13
 

Back to School after Lockdown

Click here to download the brochure.


Beat (Beating Eating Disorders)
www.b-eat.co.uk
youth email: fyp@b-eat.co.uk
Youthline: 0808 801 0711
Adult email: help@b-eat.co.uk
Adult helpline: 0808 801 0677

Click here for resources on Children's Mental Health.

Click here for resources on Mental Health Awareness Week.

Click here for resources on Mindfulness.


Boy Anorexia
www.boyanorexia.com


CAMHS

Click here to access important resources that are available to help support mental health and wellbeing for young people, carers, and professionals.
 

Eating Disorders
Click here for resources on Eating Disorders.


E-safety

Mr Pickering - Pastoral Manager, is the named E-Safety Officer at Oasis Leesbrook.  For more info, click here and also find our presentation on E-Safety here.
 

Mental Health Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022 - EDAW 2022 (beateatingdisorders.org.uk)

Here are some great resources which we feel would be beneficial to support a young person who may be experiencing an Eating Disorder.


Nightstop Communities Northwest

Your teen is watching, they are observing how you deal with challenging situations.  Click here for more information.
 

Oasis Community Hub
Click here to find out more about our Community work.


PRIDE

Oasis Leesbrook Pride Month

13th November – 19th November is an opportunity to raise awareness and visibility of trans and gender non-conforming people, to recognise the issues members of the trans community often face and to celebrate the achievements, contributions and identities of those who identify as trans. The week leads up to the Trans Day of Remembrance that was created to remember the lives of trans people we have lost to violence against our communities.

Trans is an umbrella term to describe people whose gender is not the same as, or does not sit comfortably with, the sex they were assigned at birth

Trans people may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms, including (but not limited to) transgender, non-binary, or genderqueer.

It is important to remember:

  • Trans identities are diverse. Trans people may identify in lots of different ways.
  • Not everyone identifies as ‘male’ or ‘female’. Sometimes, people assume that being trans is about feeling you are the ‘opposite’ gender. This is true for some trans people, but not for others. This assumption makes things difficult for those who identify outside of ‘male’ or ‘female’, for example non-binary people. A non-binary person may need some different things to feel comfortable to, for example, a trans person who identifies as ‘male’.
  • Not every trans person will want to transition but may still like, or benefit from, ongoing support of some kind.
  • Language is important. People sometimes worry about using the correct language when talking about gender identity and are often concerned about ‘getting it wrong’.

Guide to Being a Trans Ally

Relax Kids Oldham -

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
 

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Stress Awareness Week - w/c 7th November 2022
Stress is the body's reaction to feeling threatened or under pressure. It's very common, can be motivating to help us achieve things in our daily life, and can help us meet the demands of home, work and family life.

But too much stress can affect our mood, our body and our relationships – especially when it feels out of our control. It can make us feel anxious and irritable, and affect our self-esteem.

Experiencing a lot of stress over a long period of time can also lead to a feeling of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion, often called burnout ( Every Mind Matters, 2022).

Top tips to deal with stress and burnout / Breathing exercises
Positive steps to wellbeing
Stress information booklet
Stress management tips
Stress bucket
 

Trust Policies
Click here to see our Trust policies


We Can Help Families

We Can Help Families has been designed to assist families in accessing services to help improve outcomes and build resilience. Included as part of this offer is some online parenting courses which is also available in other languages.