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The Rowans AP Academy

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Welfare Support

The role of welfare interventions is to support, not just the child, but the whole family. We can offer support for families in the form of home visits, to discuss anything and provide support for any issues that may be having a detrimental effect on the family.  

We can assist families who are in financial trouble, for whatever reason, with Foodbank vouchers and accessing the Foodbank. We offer support with referrals and appointments to NELFT, Medway’s Young Person’s Wellbeing service, and will support both the child and the parent through the whole process.

If you would like more information about this, please contact Miss Jones at The Rowans on 01634 338803.

For previous Rowans pupils ‘Keep Out’ visits for KS4 have taken place at HMP Brixton and HMP SEND.  These raised awareness of prison life and the consequences of the behaviours and choices that they make in life. Pupil sessions have also involved, Mental Health awareness sessions with SAFE, run by Medway Council, Police training sessions and Drugs awareness programmes.

Currently, RISKIT-CJS are working with some of our young people, aiming to reduce substance use and risk-taking behaviour in adolescents engaged with the criminal justice system.

Welfare Support will also attend and support in various meetings, assessments, referrals and reviews.

At The Rowans, we are passionate about providing the best school experience possible.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, as well as various after school clubs, rewards and enrichment activities. Our holistic approach ensures that every child is given the opportunity to make academic, social and emotional progress.

Mental health - Let's talk about it

One in ten children and young people aged 5 to 16 has a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder and around one in seven has less severe problems

Mental health affects how well we feel, and how we cope with the obstacles and challenges we face in life. 

Some young people experience mental health difficulties and the symptoms can interfere with their day-to-day life. Mental health difficulties can affect things like your concentration, your relationships and your ability to communicate with others or get to school or college. 

Mental health difficulties can affect anyone – it’s not the person’s fault and there is nothing to be ashamed of. 



Recognising depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery

If your black dog feels out of control, and you don’t have an adult you can talk to, you can contact ChildLine– they’re available on the phone and online…

For support with mental health for pupils visit here and for parents, carers and families visit here.