The Link

With a strong commitment to supporting our students to thrive both academically and personally, we have a dedicated pastoral team for those students where the nature of their mental health and/or well-being difficulties may start to have an impact on their attendance at school.

At The Cotswold School, the Link aims to support these students by identifying the school-based barriers that may be preventing them from attending school. Where identified and referred by key pastoral staff, the Link team will work with individual students to devise a tailored, time-limited plan, to reintegrate students back into the classroom and continue their learning.

Working with school staff, external support providers (where appropriate) and exploring a range of interventions, the Link team will also seek to empower students to develop their own “toolkit” of strategies and techniques, to assist students in managing their difficulties in the classroom in the longer term.