Personal Care at Blackfriars Academy
All the staff take responsibility over making sure pupils are feeling comfortable, happy, safe, secure, with all their needs met. In addition to this we have a Personal Care team who support the pupils who need assistance in the bathroom to meet their toileting needs. The team work with discretion, sensitivity and great respect for the dignity of this group of pupils.
Our staff develop very close relationships with the pupils who trust and have a great friendship with the team in this very intimate situation. The Personal Care team, as do all Teaching Assistants, have manual handling and safeguarding training in order to keep everyone safe. Having a Personal Care Team means that the Teaching Assistants can stay in the classroom and help support the learning