School Counsellor

We recognise that there are times when pupils need some extra help support for a wide variety of reasons. At Magdalen we have a number of different members of staff pupils can speak to throughout the school day as well as a school counsellor, a drop in service provided by the school nursing team and Brackley Mental Health Lead.

Referrals for these services are made by staff from the pastoral and inclusion teams to the Student Services Manager. On occasions pupils will be placed on a waiting list and the number of sessions with the counsellor is approximately six.

The pastoral team will also work with pupils and parents/carers and if necessary referrals to external agencies will be made or support provided for parental referrals.

Parents and carers may find this document useful:

Talking Mental Health with young people at secondary school