We always say speak to your mentor or your Achievement Director first as they will know you best and be able to help initially with any worries.
Wellbeing... Talk to us.
Each Year group also has a member of our Senior Leadership Team allocated to support our ADs. You will often see them in assemblies and getting involved in activities for your year group, they can also help you. Mrs Bennett is the Year 7 SLT link, Miss Flack is the Year 8 SLT link, Mrs Ingate is the Year 9 SLT link, Ms Carroll is the year 10 SLT link and Mr Patton is the Year 11 SLT link.
Our Wellbeing Team
We also have our Wellbeing Team, this team have been trained to help specifically with your Wellbeing...
Director of Wellbeing
Ms Marable is our Director of Wellbeing and is passionate about Wellbeing and our Mental Health. You can find her in her teaching room in M16 (next to the computer room).
You can email her at email@example.com
Mental Health First Aider
Mr Kirby is trained in Mental Health First Aid. He is also our new Achievement Director of Year 9. He can be found in his DT Teaching room or in the ADs office. He is always happy to listen and help you.
You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health First Aider
Ms Steiger can be found in her Maths room. She is a year 9 Mentor and is trained in Mental Health First Aid. She is happy to help anytime and if you feel that email is easier for you than talking you can do so.
You can email her at email@example.com
Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mental First Aider
Ms Goodfellow is our Assistant Principal who oversees our pastoral system. She is also highly trained in a wide array of safeguarding issues including social, emotional and mental health. She can help put you in contact with the right people in and out of school.
You can email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Byford can be found in our Student Support offices. If you need to talk to her you can find her there at break, lunch and before and after school. If you need to talk to her in the school day explain this to your teacher who will write a note in your planner.
You can also email her on email@example.com
Ms Sexton shares an office with Ms Byford. If you need to talk to her you can find her there at break, lunch and before and after school. If you need to talk to her in the school day explain this to your teacher who will write a note in your planner.
You can also email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
What can you do if you need to talk...
Health and wellbeing are at the heart of our school. We know that striving to be happy and successful brings with it stress, anxiety and pressure. This can affect our mental and physical health. We know our students may find it difficult to talk about mental health with us and at home sometimes. There are a number of ‘first stops’ for any student wanting support. They are...
Speak to Miss Marable who can often be found in her classroom in L14 and in our Wellbeing room at break times, she is our Director of Wellbeing. Or speak to your Achievement Directors, our Student Support team, Teachers, Mentors or Elite Scholar Ambassadors. Whoever you are most comfortable sharing with, they will be ready to listen and help. If a conversation is hard perhaps try emailing them (emails are in the contacts section of this website); sometimes writing down our worries is easier than saying them out loud.
Drop in access to the Student Support Team at break and lunch (Ms Byford and Ms Sexton)
We have an Open Door Policy to our Mental Health First Aiders – Ms Goodfellow, Mrs Byford, Mr Kirby, Miss Steiger, Mrs Sexton and Ms Marable.
We can offer one to one mentor support through Sixth Form Wellbeing Warriors, ask your mentor if you'd like one.
Use of the Well-being Space and Quiet Quad at break and lunch
Mindfulness Club Mondays after school in the Wellbeing Space
Well-being Learning Sessions once per week delivered in mentor time
Join an after school club such as Duke of Edinburgh, Social Action, Sports, Chess, Sports, Performing Arts or Journalism – see your mentor for times. Joining new clubs and taking up a new challenge can be really good for our mental health.
Pop a note in the Worry Box. This is a box located in the Wellbeing Room next to Student Reception for you to put ‘Worry Notes’ into. The Worry Note is a form for you to write your worries or concerns on. These will then be read by Student Support Staff who will be able to help and give you further direction.
Access www. kooth.co.uk. Free and confidential counselling online… anytime. Students who have used Kooth said it was good to talk to the counsellors as there was no judgement.
There is be a mindfulness club after school in the Wellbeing room led by Ms Martinez. This is to help release exam pressure and to develop healthy ways of coping and building resilience. Ask your mentor for the times.