Support

The Family Learning team are proactive in offering support for learners and families throughout their time at Honywood,  in order to promote a positive and enriching learning experience. These include:
 
Ministry of Parenting Understanding our Teens – A course designed for parents and carers to help manage and understand the issues that their teenager may well face on a daily basis. How as parents can you create a better partnership to help reduce the stress during this turbulent time? Discussion and workshops in a group environment where you can support each other facing similar challenges.
 
Ministry of Parent FLASH – A support program for families and parents of young people who self harm. 
 
Understanding Anxiety – A program aimed at learners whose anxiety is having an impact on their life and learning. This program is endorsed by EWMHS and is delivered by trained staff, to provide an understanding of how anxiety can take hold and offers  strategies to help manage it. 
 
Pet Therapy – Ruby is a Registered Therapy dog who works with learners who might find the stresses of school life overwhelming. In a calm and nurturing environment, Ruby can help to relieve these stresses and create a positive mindset around school. FLT also have a therapy guinea pigs who live in the garden area and are cared for by our learners. 
 
Gardening Club – Using the power of nature, the outdoors and physical work, learners are engaged in the care and upkeep of the courtyard garden, school allotment and at the Wilderness Foundation. This creates an opportunity for learners to face new challenges in order to build self confidence and a sense of pride. 
 
Transition Week – For new Cohort 7 learners to familiarise themselves with the school and build new and transferable skills ahead of beginning the school year. This event is supported by learners in other Cohorts who wish to offer their help and support for younger learners.
 
Activities Week – A wide range of fun and engaging activities to allow learners to work on and further their skills in communication, collaboration and relationship building in a fun relaxed manner.
 
An Understanding of First Aid - Learners have the opportunity to understand the importance of first aid and explore some of the techniques required in order to  assist in the case of a medical emergency. 
 
The Family Learning supports My Learning HUB by facilitating the following interventions: 


Our World Our Community
Learners are supported to go out into the community, in order to build resilience and independence about travelling by public transport and shopping. Build confidence about talking to strangers, asking questions to find information. 


Looks Good, Smell Good, Feel Good
The intervention is aimed at supporting HUB learners, by developing independence skills, focusing on self-confidence, personal hygiene and social etiquette. 


Emotional Literacy 
To support our learners to develop an awareness of emotions in themselves and others, and the skills to manage these emotions . 


Philosophy for children
To encourage learners to share opinions and thoughts and to appreciate that others might have different ideas to their own, develop critical thinking and constructing an argument.


Geocaching
To learn about appropriate safe behaviour outside of school. Introduction to physical activity that can be done in their own time. Allowing the opportunity to work together and cement, form and build relationships. Developing skills to follow directions and look carefully for items.