Bradley Stoke Community School provides a warm and caring environment for all students. Children learn best when they are safe, happy and well cared for and staff at Bradley Stoke Community School provide outstanding care and guidance. The dedicated student support team oversee the tutor teams in school and are able to respond to concerns quickly as they do not have a teaching timetable.
The team lead on all aspects of student care and guidance, behaviour, attendance, child protection and student well-being and are highly skilled at supporting students experiencing any difficulties that affect their learning and progress.
Our commitment to supporting students and parents is demonstrated through the work of our Parent Liaison Coordinator and our regular parenting programmes.
One of our strengths as a school is our emphasis on working in partnership with parents; parents and carers have a significant influence in changing behaviours, overcoming barriers to learning and supporting their child through times of transition. It is this which provides the foundation children need to achieve their potential and our commitment to supporting our students and parents is demonstrated through the work of our Parent liaison Coordinator.
In addition to the student support, the team also oversee the involvement of other professionals from external agencies who may need to support students from time to time. We are able to act as lead professionals for students where a wider assessment of needs is required and where an integrated approach to support is in the child’s best interests. Members of the student support team receive additional training for these aspects of their work and have a record of highly successful outcomes.
We are delighted to welcome Tracy to BSCS to provide additional support for students in the Secondary and Post 16 phase from January 2018. Off the Record have an excellent record of providing this service in schools and we are certain that our students will benefit from this partnership. Welcome from Tracy
The student support team are non-teachers and are therefore very available for both students and parents and carers.
The team are :-
Ms Susie Beresford-Wylie - Director of Student Support and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Lynda Cordukes - Student Support Team Leader and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Jacqui Gallagher - Student Support Coordinator and Transitions and Specialist Interventions (whole school)
Mrs Tracey Foster - Student Support Coordinator
Mrs Rachelle Wittcomb - Student Support Coordinator
Miss Charlotte Watts - Student Support Team Assistant
Mrs Madelaine McGinn- Attendance administrator
TBA - Student support and behaviour administrator
The team is currently divided into a Key Stage 3 team (Years 7-8, including transition) and a Key Stage 4 team (Years 9-11 and Post 16 transition). The student support team are also able to ensure that key focus areas for the school such as approaches to support the anti-bullying ethos, student council and rewards celebrations remain at the heart of the schools continuing drive for improvement.
As part of National Time to Talk day, our Post 16 Student Welfare Ambassadors gave a presentation to years 7-10, which you can see here