Foxwood Academy

Foxwood Academy

Learning For Life

  1. Help for Everyone
  2. Video Clips to Help

This page offers you a selection of video clips that you might want to watch. The first section are clips about the Academy such as information on the curriculum or the narrated/virtual tour.

Some of the videos are recordings of training that we have delivered in school and for local schools and some of the videos are from other sources. It is important to understand that this training should be viewed as possible solutions or possible interventions to use when working with children and young people. Children and young people are often complex and different ways of working with them and research is ever changing. 

The second section of videos are for people to try at home, in the evenings, weekends or during the school holidays.


The third section of video clips include short films to help everyone understand and learn about different mental health issues that face us all. 


If you have any requests for video information or would like something more specific please contact us directly.

Video Clips to Help

What is DLA?

DLA stands for Disability Living Allowance, it is funding to help with the extra costs of looking after a child under the age of 16 who has a disability. DLA is made up of two components, your child may qualify for one or both components:

1) Care – level of looking after they need throughout the day.

2) Mobility – level of support they need in getting around throughout the day.

There are some helpful links below to support you to apply for DLA. If you need any additional help, feel free to get in touch with Angie Potter – Head of Care.


Check whether your child is eligible:

Download a DLA application form:

What is a short break?

A short break is a planned break from the routine of caring for a child or young person. It is usually planned in advance and is not the result of an emergency or crisis.

A short break is intended to give the carer a break from caring and the child/young person the opportunity to experience new or different opportunities.

Short breaks can take place in the child’s own home, the home of an approved carer, or in a residential or community setting and can include day, evening, overnight or weekend activities.

Feel free to watch the video or browse the links on this page for help and advice on how to secure Short Breaks hours.


NottAlone is a local mental health advice service for children and young people under 25 and their parents or carers.

Nottinghamshire County: Help Yourself

Nottinghamshire County: Help Yourself is a directory of all the services offering support with health, finances, SEND and housing.

Ask Us Nottinghamshire

Ask Us Nottinghamshire is an advice service to support parents/carers with children and young people aged up to 25.

DLA Application

This link will bring you to the DLA application form.

Short Breaks

This link will bring you the short breaks online application form.

Health for Teens

Health for Teens is a website for teenagers to provide advice about all aspects of life including relationships, mental health and lifestyle advice.

Health for Kids

Health for Kids is a website for children and their carers to provide advice.

We help with personal care and medication at different times during the school day. This can sometimes worry parents and carers, especially if you are new to special education or you have always done this yourself.

We work with families and carers and make sure everyone knows and understands our procedures.

The document linked below was given to local schools by one of our staff members recently. It describes our protocols and systems for personal care and medication.

Personal Care and Medication.pdf

If you have any questions please contact us

Video pages

Advice for mental health 

We recognise the importance of supporting our student’s mental health and wellbeing throughout their journey at Foxwood. Much of our curriculum supports the teaching of emotional regulation strategies however at times, students may need additional support.  

We offer a bespoke approach to a student who is experiencing mental health challenges which may lead to interventions delivered by Foxwood staff. Additionally, it might be that we seek support from external agencies. We value collaboration with the student, their families or carers and teaching staff when developing a supportive plan.   

If you feel your student may be experiencing challenges in their mental health, please do feel free to make contact with your child or young person’s teacher, our Family Liaison Officer – Angie Potter or Deputy Headteacher – Matt Joyce to discuss.  

 We have posted some additional links below which you may find helpful:



Is an excellent website for children and young people (and adults) sharing short videos on a number of issues including:

  • Dealing with Anger
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Depression and Low Mood
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exam Stress
  • Family Separation
  • Gangs and Dangerous Situations
  • Hearing Voices or hallucinations
  • Identity
  • Independent Living
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Relationships
  • Self Harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Young Carers


The short films won’t give you all of the answers, but they will certainly help.



A self referral portal for targeted mental health support. 


A self referral page for online mental health support.



 A self referral service which also contains advice and signposting to additional support