The welfare of students is a prime concern for all of our staff and the school has a structured and successful pastoral care system and, to complement this, we have our wellbeing hub which supports students in a personalised way.
The wellbeing team will work with our students to develop a personalised plan to support their emotional and social needs. This includes worry management, friendships, emotional regulation and self-esteem. We also support students when faced with unexpected life events impacting on their wellbeing.
There is also a variety of peer and group support avaliable through the Wellbeing HUB including:
Mental Health Ambassadors
Every year 7 form group have two dedicated and trained mental health ambassadors attached to them to offer low level support and guidance. Senior Mental Health Ambassadors are also on hand to provide education around Mental Health and Wellbeing and run our Menal Health Awareness weeks.
- Wellbeing Champions, a six week course open only to year 7 aimed at those finding the move to secondary school or making new friends difficult.
- Garden Group, an opportunity to look after our school hens and develop your gardening skills.
- Bereavement Support Group, drop in sessions aimed at supporting students to understand and process their thoughts and feelings following the death of a loved one.
- Year 11 drop in, designed specifically for our year 11 students to guide them through the challenges of studying for their exam year.
- LGBTQ Space – for those who would like to gain or offer support with any issues in relation to gender or sexuality.
External Support Services
We work closely with a range of organisations. Within school students can have access to the Listening Service run by Burton Youth for Christ, our School Counsellor Fran and our School Nurse Linda who runs drop in sessions. You can contact us at any time about these or any other more specialised support services including family support.