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Student Wellbeing

Student happiness at Kingsbury Sixth Form is extremely important to us. We understand that the Sixth Form Team, teachers, parents/carers and the wider community all play a role in helping young people maintain good wellbeing and mental health. We have created a programme of support to enable all students to be successful in their post-16 studies, by having the resilience to deal with, and overcome challenges.

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1Students are supported by the Sixth Form Team together with the Wellbeing Lead, form tutors, teachers and the Safeguarding Team (where appropriate) throughout the academic year. Our morning registration programme (Start the Day Right) and assemblies, covers a range of topics from managing workload to positive study habits. This also provides opportunities for students and their form tutors to discuss their progress and further support they may need. The Student Senior Leadership Team, including the Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputies and the Senior Prefects, also undertake an accredited course in Mental Health First Aid. They become advocates for positive wellbeing and provide necessary support to their peers.

DHgx19WsT8kUJKAt Kingsbury Sixth Form, there is a sixth form Wellbeing Hub which offers a range of services such as group sessions, one-to-one and drop in sessions, as well as signposting to external agencies.

Further information can be found here for Parents/Carers (provided by the Mental Health Charity Mind) and in our Health and Wellbeing Guide.


IMG 4521Our Year 12 and 13 successes, whether academic, extra-curricular or personal, are celebrated during assemblies at the end of every half term, in the Year 13 Leavers Assembly and our Cabaret event. Improved attitudes to learning and attendance are highlighted, with rewards often presented to students in recognition of their efforts. We are very proud of our students' accomplishments and believe this should be shared with parents/carers and the wider community. Students’ cultural backgrounds are also celebrated during our annual Culture Day, aligning with the British values of tolerance and mutual respect.

PshePersonal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of Key Stage 5 education. At Kingsbury Sixth Form, we follow the PSHE Association Programme of Study; it aims to develop young people’s skills and knowledge in order to successfully integrate into society and personally thrive. PSHE lessons are taught during designated lessons over the academic year, and are delivered by the Sixth Form Team, form tutors and specialist external speakers. Learning opportunities for Key Stage 5 are spread across three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships (including Sex Education) and Living in the Wider World. PSHE education also covers economic well being, careers and enterprise education and personal safety (including assessing and managing risk).

8All students have access to our supervised dedicated Study Area, where they can work independently or in groups during their study periods, after-school and in some school holidays. Students can use Google Chrome books and computers to complete work and are supported to manage their time effectively by creating revision timetables. In addition, all students have access to The Sixth Form Wellbeing Hub, where students can seek emotional wellbeing therapies, including group, one-to-one and drop-in sessions. The Sixth Form Study Area, Cafe and outside Canopy also provide sociable spaces for students to enjoy during break and lunch-times, providing them with a healthy balance of work and relaxation. Students are encouraged to participate in clubs and societies with their peers, including table tennis and chess.