Well-being in Doon Academy
Meeting Needs Social & Economic background –  Dalmellington in top 4% most deprived communities  in Scotland: Unemployment...
A Curriculum for Excellence <ul><li>To enable young people to become </li></ul><ul><li>Successful learners </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Confident individuals </li></ul><ul><li>With </li></ul><ul><li>self respect </li></ul><ul><li>a sense of physical,...
<ul><li>Responsible citizens </li></ul><ul><li>With </li></ul><ul><li>respect for others </li></ul><ul><li>commitment to p...
<ul><li>Effective contributors </li></ul><ul><li>With </li></ul><ul><li>an enterprising attitude </li></ul><ul><li>resilie...
Welfare <ul><li>2 Principal Teachers of Guidance  </li></ul><ul><li>deployed fully on pupil welfare </li></ul><ul><li>PSE ...
Relationships <ul><li>Mentoring – volunteer staff mentor 8–10 pupils.  </li></ul><ul><li>- Meet daily and weekly during Me...
Curriculum <ul><ul><li>Enriched and more appropriate curriculum with greater personalisation and choice. </li></ul></ul><u...
Methodologies <ul><li>Distributive leadership – all staff in at least one Improvement Group, PT Meetings, </li></ul><ul><l...
Support <ul><li>Extended Welfare Group. </li></ul><ul><li>Community links 0 Friends of Doon Academy, local museum & librar...
Opportunities <ul><li>Leadership Programme – twice per session 4 staff and 12 pupils undertake residential </li></ul><ul><...
Advantages <ul><li>Size of school. </li></ul><ul><li>PE facilities and pool </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance phone calls </li>...
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Despription of the health and well-being programme at Doon Academy, East Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Well Being In Doon Academy

  1. 1. Well-being in Doon Academy
  2. 2. Meeting Needs Social & Economic background – Dalmellington in top 4% most deprived communities in Scotland: Unemployment, health, education, income etc as well as being geographically isolated and far from cultural and higher/further education centres. It has been long recognised that our pupils suffer from low self-esteem, low self-confidence, low aspirations and ambition and many of them are generally disengaged.
  3. 3. A Curriculum for Excellence <ul><li>To enable young people to become </li></ul><ul><li>Successful learners </li></ul><ul><li>With </li></ul><ul><li>enthusiasm and motivation for learning </li></ul><ul><li>determination to reach high standards of achievement </li></ul><ul><li>openness to new thinking and ideas </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Confident individuals </li></ul><ul><li>With </li></ul><ul><li>self respect </li></ul><ul><li>a sense of physical, mental and emotional well-being </li></ul><ul><li>secure values and beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>ambition </li></ul>A Curriculum for Excellence
  5. 5. <ul><li>Responsible citizens </li></ul><ul><li>With </li></ul><ul><li>respect for others </li></ul><ul><li>commitment to participate responsibly </li></ul><ul><li>in political, economic, social and cultural life </li></ul>A Curriculum for Excellence
  6. 6. <ul><li>Effective contributors </li></ul><ul><li>With </li></ul><ul><li>an enterprising attitude </li></ul><ul><li>resilience </li></ul><ul><li>self-reliance </li></ul>A Curriculum for Excellence
  7. 7. Welfare <ul><li>2 Principal Teachers of Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>deployed fully on pupil welfare </li></ul><ul><li>PSE programme </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil Support department </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional and Mental Health Nurse appointed. </li></ul><ul><li>Works 1-1, small groups, in PSE classes, drop </li></ul><ul><li>ins and through self and staff referral </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Welfare Group </li></ul><ul><li>-Guidance, Emotional & Mental Health Nurse, School Nurse, SMT, </li></ul><ul><li>SEN, Support for Learning, Behaviour Support, Classroom Assistants, Children’s Service </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator, Community Link workers, Social Work Assistant, Lifestyle Referral Officer. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Relationships <ul><li>Mentoring – volunteer staff mentor 8–10 pupils. </li></ul><ul><li>- Meet daily and weekly during Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>period, necessitating change to school day/week. </li></ul><ul><li>Central to establishing new relationships with </li></ul><ul><li> pupils and staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Circle time used throughout the school, </li></ul><ul><li>mentoring & curriculum periods. </li></ul><ul><li>20% of staff trained in Restorative Practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Peer mediation. </li></ul><ul><li>Peer support. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership programme. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Curriculum <ul><ul><li>Enriched and more appropriate curriculum with greater personalisation and choice. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vocational Ed. Courses delivered in school by F.E. lecturers – Engineering, Motor </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicle, Care. </li></ul><ul><li>Electives offered S1-S4. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased provision of PE, Dance and Drama. </li></ul><ul><li>PSE programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Health Promoting School. </li></ul><ul><li>A Curriculum for Excellence, Enterprise activities, Assessment is for Learning, Future Learning and Teaching Numeracy, Eco school activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Change of school day; extra-curricular provision (inc. staff) – academic, recreational, interest. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Methodologies <ul><li>Distributive leadership – all staff in at least one Improvement Group, PT Meetings, </li></ul><ul><li>leadership at all levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Working. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Partnership. </li></ul><ul><li>Communications: Bulletin, Newsletter, Website, local press. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Behaviour strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Code. </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrating achievements – Achievement corridors, big screen, boards. House system. </li></ul><ul><li>Assertive Mentoring. </li></ul><ul><li>Shared campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Nursery pals. </li></ul><ul><li>Open doors. MBWA. </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive school community – social events, Burns Supper. </li></ul><ul><li>Open to change & innovation (pupils & staff) – School of Ambition. </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil voice – Mentoring, Circles, Pupil Council, EA Youth Forum, Community Councils, </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish Youth Parliament, Leadership programme, AifL, AcfE. </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy across the curriculum. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Support <ul><li>Extended Welfare Group. </li></ul><ul><li>Community links 0 Friends of Doon Academy, local museum & library, Youth Centres, </li></ul><ul><li>local estate, Community Police. </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting staff needs, stress management. </li></ul><ul><li>Easter & summer schools. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Opportunities <ul><li>Leadership Programme – twice per session 4 staff and 12 pupils undertake residential </li></ul><ul><li>“ Academy”, delivered by previous staff and pupil “Graduates”, maximising number of participants </li></ul><ul><li>in leadership activities to “tipping point”, establishing positive and inspirational culture. Also </li></ul><ul><li>having impact on staff/pupil relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership service – Malawi link, rich tasks, Comenius links beyond community + local issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship programme. </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor Education, Adventure Club, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Sports Leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>OYT, Kilmarnock College, Fire Service. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Advantages <ul><li>Size of school. </li></ul><ul><li>PE facilities and pool </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Parents Evening changes </li></ul>

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