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Welfare Centre

The Welfare Centre is conveniently situated in the centre of the school and is easily accessible to all pupils. There are a number of in-patient rooms, a day monitoring room as well as a practical treatment room for all initial assessments.

Our newly created Wellbeing Room is a place where pupils can tend to their social and emotional needs during the school day. They can visit the Wellbeing Room if they need to talk with someone, feel they are struggling academically or socially, or just need a quiet space to sit and reflect. Our aim is to identify barriers that students’ face which are preventing them from reaching their full potential.

This includes:

  • helping boost their confidence and self-esteem by acknowledging their achievements and recognising their strengths
  • assisting pupils in developing their knowledge, skills, understanding, capabilities and attributes which they need for their social, emotional, mental and physical wellbeing
  • showing understanding and treating pupils individually, promoting positivity, respect and trust

We acknowledge that our pupils’ wellbeing is fundamental to their overall health and success and believe this will be a valuable addition to our pastoral care.

The Welfare Centre is staffed during the school day with a nursing and support team and is led by the Welfare Centre Manager, Jessica Morgan. There is access to a part- time School Counsellor who provides additional confidential support for individual pupils.

All full-time boarding pupils are registered with the local GP Practice which is just across the road from the school whilst the local hospital – Brecon War Memorial – is less than five minutes’ drive away. The Hospital has a minor injuries unit, X-ray facilities, physiotherapy and outpatient clinics including podiatry and orthodontic care. More serious conditions are dealt with at either Prince Charles Hospital or The Grange. All prescriptions are delivered from the local dispensary and regular medication can be ordered through the Welfare Centre staff.

The Welfare Centre staff are involved in the School’s PSHE programme, and contribute to First Aid and Sex Education lessons. Vaccination programmes, in partnership with Powys Schools Health, are offered to pupils as appropriate. The Welfare Centre Team see their role as providing both holistic and medical care to the pupils. As such, pupils are encouraged to view the Welfare Centre as a safe haven where they can be themselves and have a moment’s respite and support during the busy school term.

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