My name is Matt, I am the student welfare officer for the current year 9 students. I am passionate about supporting my students with their social, emotional and mental development. There are already plenty of challenges for teens to navigate under normal circumstances, without all the additional pressure the last few years have bought with it. It is therefore my aim to help the students to successfully navigate these challenges, making their own decisions and taking responsibility for their outcomes. It is only by making mistakes that we can learn to succeed – every single student at Penair has the potential to succeed, so don’t be afraid of making mistakes.
I am interested in developing self-awareness that boosts confidence levels, increases resilience and creates a more stable headspace. This can be achieved through taking the time to check-in with our thoughts and feelings, setting achievable goals, taking on challenges with a positive and open-mind, and by creating self-talk that is supportive and conducive to personal growth.
In my spare time I like to surf, explore the Cornish coastal paths, play / referee football, and EARTH (being in direct contact with the earth / sand / sea)!