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Students

Your Mentors

At Act Fast, we recognise the importance for our students of having a go to person for day to day issues. Along side our mentors are nominated trusted adults offering our students a wider support mechanism.

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Carrie

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Lorren

General Duties

1. To provide advice and guidance to students, parents and carers on a wide range of issues throughout the year.

2. To actively aid and support students during the transition into school life.

3. To identify when a student may be experiencing difficulties and develop a plan of support with the guidance of the Learner Inclusion Team.

4. Support families and coordinate Early Help meetings

Nominated Trusted Adult

To further support our students each student has their own nominated member of staff that are their go to person for support and guidance. This is especially useful when students go into crisis or when the mentors are not available. The nominations will form part of the PTL sessions held by the mentors.

Success Stories

Working hard towards his future, Ollie has successfully passed his CBT and is looking forward to getting his own transport.

Well done from all the team

19th December 2033

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FE student Tom, receiving his new uniform
27th January 2023

Working hard at school and providing learners with a broad base of skills can help when looking for employment. Transferrable skills from motor vehicle and woodworking sessions help develop resilience. 

During Toms motor vehicle course he developed bodywork preparation and refinishing skills which will be invaluable in his new career in painting and decorating. Local business MD Holmes has joined forces with Actfast to provide a supported internship pathway to give young learners a chance of embarking on a valued profession. We wish Tom good look in his employment and look forward to following his progress.

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What is bullying?

If somebody repeatedly hurts you, or verbally abuses you, that’s bullying.

Specific types of bullying include:

  • homophobic bullying based on your sexual orientation

  • racist bullying because of your skin colour or ethnicity

  • religious bullying because of your beliefs or faith.

  • sizeist bullying referring to your body size

  • sexist bullying focusing on you being of the opposite sex

  • cyberbullying targeting you online, often anonymously

  • bullying because you are different

 

Bullying can happen to anyone.

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is when someone bullies you online. This could look like them posting mean content about you on social media, commenting nasty things on your posts, or them sending you upsetting content. Online bullying can be just as upsetting as bullying in person and it is never okay.

 

If you're being upset in any way online, speak to an adult you trust, like a teacher, a parent or a faith leader. Even if it seems like a small thing, it can really help to talk things through with someone else. They can also help you take steps to make the bullying stop.

Social Media & Mental Health

Bullying is never okay, whether it's at school, at home, or on the internet. If you're being harassed or upset in any way online, reach out for help from someone you trust.

You can block and report the people involved, or, if you don’t feel able to block someone, try muting them - they won’t know you’ve muted them and you won’t have to see their posts or messages.

You can also use the privacy settings on your social networks to limit what they can see on your profile.

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