West Buckland Joins Wellbeing Hub and Helps Local State School Students

03 Feb 2021

West Buckland School, in North Devon, is delighted to have signed up to the Teen Tips Wellbeing Hub, a facility that provides valuable resources to support staff, parents and young people to deal with the challenges facing teenagers now and in the future. By enrolling in the programme, the school has enabled free access to the Hub for neighbouring Park Community College in Barnstaple for one year.

The subscription has been very kindly paid for by the school’s pro-active and supportive Parents Association and the timing of this could not be better, with anxiety around COVID and public exams being very much in the forefront of people’s minds.

Membership to the Hub for West Buckland and Park School gives access to a live and interactive online portal for staff and parents, containing resources such as webinars, forums, one to one sessions and the Inspiring Futures Podcast series, providing insightful careers advice.

Adolescent psychotherapist and wellbeing expert, Alicia Drummond, who has developed Teen Tips said, “I am delighted that West Buckland are amongst the first schools to have purchased the Wellbeing Hub. All the content is created by experts and is designed to help children thrive socially, emotionally and academically but it is also there as a reference point for when things are not going quite according to plan.”

Deputy Head Pastoral at West Buckland, Mrs Caoimhe Pettingell, sees this as a very positive step. “I really feel that this facility will help staff, pupils and parents within our school community and help promote self-esteem by providing practical help and coping mechanisms to weather some of the challenges that teenagers face. The fact that we are able to extend this to our neighbours at Park Community School is a huge bonus, hopefully benefiting thousands of families in North Devon.”