Community Assistance Programme (CAP)

 

INTRODUCTION

The CAP provides support and counselling to staff, students and families. The main aim is to provide interventions to aid students with increasing their learning potential while developing coping skills. Additionally the CAP provides support to staff modelled on the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) framework. This collaborative approach ensures that all those in need are supported by a wider network.

BENEFITS TO STUDENTS

  • Raised confidence/self-worth/self-esteem

  • Increased support network

  • Improved life/coping skills

  • Enhanced engagement with education

 

BENEFITS TO YOUR SCHOOL/ACADEMY

  • Reduced risk of truancy/exclusion

  • Reduction in time spent managing challenging students

  • Increased adherence to OFSTED quality inspection recommendations

  • Demonstration of a school or academy’s commitment to the welfare of students

  • Improved peer/staff relationships

 

DURATION

The programme comprises of 6 one-to-one counselling sessions with the option to extend a further 6 after discussion. Contracts are available annually or by terms.

 

METHODOLOGY

Counselling4Schools employs a variety of counsellors from various therapeutic backgrounds designed to suit an individual student’s needs. We employ a person-centred approach to sessions with the main aim to create an environment that is safe and supportive. This provides a setting where students can explore and overcome barriers to learning.