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Supporting Students

All staff at The MFG focus on supporting students to achieve their best and to thrive and develop academically and personally. Every student is different and brings their own strengths, talents and needs to their learning experience.  We treat every child individually and pride ourselves on the high quality, bespoke response we are able to offer to meet their needs.  Key teams in school are available to support students, offering individualised support, counselling, training programmes and support or advice as needed.

Students are offered help, and are encouraged to ask for help themselves, to: ensure they are able to make the most of their time in school; forge positive and enjoyable relationships with their peers; plan and organise around the timetabled week; get to class punctually with the equipment they need to learn; complete homework on time and to prepare well for tests, assessments and examinations.                           

Service How we support students
Student Support

There are always staff and other students around able to support students seeking lost property, or in need of minor medical support. 


Wellbeing Centre: 


The Wellbeing Team includes our Designated Safeguarding Manager who works alongside our trained Counsellor to provide high quality and skilled personalised support for students.  Centre staff also support parents by promoting positive relationships and engaging their children in learning and school.

Manager: Mrs Taylor


The Inclusion Provision is comprised of Connect, Compass, Revive and Nurture; all rooms within which targeted, personalised interventions occur to support students’ varying needs. These can all be found in the Yellow Block and the SENCO will be available in the Connect room to discuss any SEND concerns. 

SENCO: Mrs Dyson

Personal Development

The Personal Development Team specialise in supporting students to remain in class, learning well.  They focus on promoting positive attitudes to attendance and behaviour and offer bespoke programmes to individual students.

Manager: Mrs Robinson

Personalised Learning Provision

For some students an alternative curriculum is the best option and, where appropriate, a bespoke curriculum is designed, incorporating learning through work, college placements, vocational curriculum and personal programmes to boost confidence, self esteem and promote achievement.

Team Manager: Mr Gallagher


The Careers Team provide information, advice and guidance to students from Year 7 onwards.  Working with Form Tutors and Achievement Co-ordinators, the Careers staff offer support to students in thinking through their next steps for learning as they progress towards a future in college/university and the world of work.

Careers Officers: Mr Bowers and Mrs Mawhinney