My role within Bridge is to support local schools within the community with pupils who may need extra help with any issues that they may be struggling with. I work with all Secondary Schools in Lichfield and Burntwood and support children with behaviour, anxiety, emotional support, mentoring and confidence building. I work closely with student support/pastoral in all schools so that I am able to offer as much help as possible to the pupils and the school. The main aim of my work is to help prevent Fixed Term and Permanent Exclusions
In my role I have to gain the trust of young people who for whatever reason are struggling to access the curriculum. I will spend 30-40 minutes each week for 6 weeks initially or longer if needed to engage with the young person and get them to open up by doing various activities. These will be based on the requirements of the individual and so all sessions are bespoke to each pupil. During sessions we will talk about situations that may have occurred, reflect on ways that things could have gone better or worse. I often incorporate the use of technology in sessions so that it makes things more interesting. This can include watching video clips, creating power point presentations and you tube clips.