At Prospect School we have been developing the Wellbeing Team over the last year; the Team is now made up of a Senior Social Worker, Counsellor, ELSA / FEIPS Worker, Family Support Workers, Family Therapeutic Practitioner, Intensive Support Tutor, Attendance Officer, Student Social Workers and Mentors.

The Team provides additional support to pupils and their families at an early stage in order to prevent the need for higher tier services becoming involved.

We hope that this will help our community to engage more easily with help and support from staff with whom they have positive relationships.

The Team meets weekly to discuss what help can be offered to pupils or their family referred to us and a plan of support is offered.

The Team is able to provide:

  • Family Support – e.g. parenting, help with bed-time routines, support to apply for benefits and access to further service
  • Family Therapy – more intensive work with a qualified therapeutic practitioner to help unlock barriers to family wellbeing
  • Intensive Support Tutor- 1:1 educational sessions for vulnerable pupils who find the more formal time-table challenging
  • Counselling – e.g. exploring trauma, anxieties, eating disorders and other issues
  • ELSA support – individual emotional support for pupil’s e.g. loss and bereavement, managing family/peer relationships
  • FEIPs – Framework for Enhanced Individual Pastoral Support – pupil led problem solving sessions based on counselling practices
  • Family Meetings – e.g. to discuss family relationships and find solutions.
  • 1:1 Mentoring/Individual work – e.g. managing anger, positive release time through sport and outdoor activities such as angling which aim to support pupils in understanding and changing their behaviour
  • Art Therapy – sessions where pupils can explore thoughts and feelings through arts activities
  • Parent Coffee Mornings – support and sharing time for parents, carers and family members
  • Earlier/easier identification of need and appropriate assessment and treatment for pupils, often through CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service)
  • Individual support for foster carers and children’s home staff
  • Training on ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, Attachment, for education and social work professionals, parents and foster carers
  • Support and consultation to staff groups


Penny Broadhurst Assistant Head (Wellbeing)