The Academic support and Counselling at BSB recognises and promotes that the greatest strength lies in a structure of support rather than battling everyday challenges alone.
Encouraging learning diversities, providing access to learning success for all, tailored support, guidance and assisting with emotional wellbeing and processes of socialisation are all ways of describing what the academic and counselling services at BSB do, but their intention stretches much further than this.
Blended as a model entitled Support 360. Support 360 is a partnership between counselling, pastoral and academic support. It ensures a student’s individual needs are supported by a team comprising of key members of staff and any external agencies. It’s ethos lies in that pupil diversity should be celebrated, the individual challenges which students face should be shared and the varied map of Education should be navigated together by providing the strategies and confidence to achieve the highest standard.
It has long been celebrated in the British education system that every child is different. The Learning Hub and Counselling assists to ensure that the community recognises what these differences are and how best it can work with students to ensure that they have the tools they need to be successful in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Academic mentoring consists of numerous support mechanisms which take into consideration a student's individual needs. These may be subject intervention, Independent Learning support (I.L.S) , a revised location for study which accommodates a students needs or organisation and structure to ensure confidence in a students own ability.
Counselling is a collaborative process. Identifying a student's needs and moving at their pace to accommodate an issue, provide strategies and develop self awareness and coping is an essential part of the counselling process here at BSB. As part of a nurture approach , the student forms an alliance with the counsellor to ensure that they are assisted in navigating challenges which they face during this crucial phase of development.