Student health and well-being is of great importance at Poole High Sixth Form. We realise that with the pressures of exams and coursework deadlines, as well as focusing on future career paths, Years 12 and 13 can often be very challenging and stressful for students. Therefore, we have put a number of measures in place to ensure that our students have the right support and guidance throughout their time with us.
As well as having half-termly 1.1 academic counselling sessions with a tutor, during which students are able to discuss any concerns or issues that they may have, there is also a Sixth Form Office team, who focus on pastoral issues and are on hand to offer support and guidance whenever needed.
This team works closely with the on-site school nurse who can give advice on a number of areas including: general health enquiries, eating disorders, smoking cessation, anger management and sexual health. We also have close links with a number of specialised outside agencies (such as CAMHS/YADAS etc) to support the needs of our students.
External agencies are often invited into assemblies to address a variety of health issues such as Sexual Health, Cyber Bullying, Smoking and Drug abuse. There are a number of health awareness campaigns that run throughout the year that the Sixth Form participates in.
The school has its own gym and students are encouraged to take part in regular physical activity, to encourage fitness, stamina, team working skills and to combat stress. The Sixth form boasts a number of successful sports teams including, football, netball and rugby. In addition to this, sporting activities are a prominent feature on the Wednesday afternoon enrichment programme.