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Student Support

Fairfield High School is committed to providing high quality education in a challenging and stimulating atmosphere, enabling individual development for all within a culturally rich and caring school.
 
The most able are stretched and challenged while bespoke assistance is provided for those who need it. We have excellent working relationships with external support services. As well as staff providing support to students, we believe in the power of peer mentoring. We are accredited under the 360 degree e-safety tool and have E-Safety Champions who visit local primary schools to help spread knowledge on themes such as games, privacy and social media. The project is hugely successful at informing parents and younger children and it reinforces our annual internet safety activities.
 
The campaigning group Stonewall trains our student champions to ensure they have a voice in the school’s messages on equality and diversity - helping stamp out homophobic language and bullying. The actor Sir Ian McKellen visited FHS and was impressed by our active and positive approach towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. Ofsted said that homophobic bullying was rare at Fairfield “because of the extremely inclusive approach of the school and the excellent relationships fostered between students”.
 
Fairfield High School is committed to providing a high quality educational opportunity in a challenging and stimulating atmosphere, enabling individual development for all within a culturally rich and caring school. 

Read some feedback on the level of support received by one pupil

Tutors

The tutor is the key adult in the school life of a student and the aim is for each tutor to stay with their group for the duration of the students’ time at Fairfield. Each tutor meets their students every day and is responsible for registering and monitoring attendance and delivering a programme of personal and social education.

Student Reception

Student Reception is located opposite the library and is open at break and lunch time. They can help with any queries students may have and help with lost fobs and paying for school trips.

First Aid

There are trained First Aiders throughout the school who are on hand to assist.

Learning Support

The centre staff comprises a large team of support staff and learning support assistants who aim to ensure that each student, with his or her unique talents and needs, is recognised and cared for as an individual. The school has excellent working relationships with the full range of support services.

Counselling

We offer the services of fully trained counsellors through the Stepping Up scheme, who are available to support students on a one-to-one basis. Any student may ask for an appointment to see the counsellor.

School Health Nurse

Free and confidential drop-in sessions are every Thursday lunchtime in a small room past the library on the first floor. More information

Police Community Support Officer

The school has a Community Support Officer based at Fairfield in partnership with Avon and Somerset Police.  Their main role is to promote public reassurance, reduce fear of crime, help to deter anti-social behaviour, tackle low level crime/disorder, encourage responsible citizenship and provide high visibility patrols in and around the school and the local community.

First Response 

Are you a young person who needs to talk to someone about things that are worrying you? Download the below leaflet from Children's Services for more information.
  1. Children's Services Leaflet

If a parent requires a paper copy of the information on the school's website, please contact us and this will be provided free of charge