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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

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The STAR Centre is a creative environment where students are able to talk about, express and understand their feelings through emotional literacy.  We offer support groups, 1:1 mentoring, after schools clubs and various other community work.  We also run Year 7 transition groups which are aimed at helping your child settle within their new school environment.

 

What are the main aims of STAR Centre?

  • To develop students’ social and communication skills.
  • To raise students’ self-esteem and confidence.
  • To provide positive interactions for students.
  • To provide a safe environment for students.
  • To assist in developing positive and healthy relationships/attachments with peers and adults.

 

What is Emotional Literacy?

Emotional Literacy support focuses on developing the five following areas:-

  • Self –Awareness
  • Self-Regulation (managing emotions)
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social Skills

Emotional literacy is aimed at improving self-esteem; this should lead to  an improvement in  educational attainment.