Wellbeing... Let's talk about how we feel.

Our vision

At our school, we believe that a child who feels happy and looked after will achieve and be successful within their education. Due to this understanding we aim to promote positive mental health and well-being for both students, families and staff. We are constantly evolving and adapting our support by listening to the needs of all our stakeholders for the betterment of the Ormiston community.

We are delighted to announce that they were happy with the work completed and we have achieved The Wellbeing Award for Schools on Thursday 23rd April 2020. The award was developed by the National Children’s Bureau and Optimus Education with the aim of recognising the outstanding work being done to promote mental health and wellbeing within school communities across England. The award is recognised by Oftsed and the Department for Education as a way to highlight schools who are going above and beyond to provide wellbeing care and support for their students, their families and staff.


Our current projects include:

  • Promoting student well-being through the Well-being Warriors, well-being Clubs in the Well-being Space and for mentor sessions to focus on a well-being and safeguarding topic each week.

  • Developing communication links with parents and carers through our Parent Well-being Ambassadors, the Well-being page on the school website and an Instagram account @ora_pce

  • Recognising staff well-being concerns, implementing suggestions made and ensuring new policies consider well-being and professional needs.

Parents, we are here to help.

If you feel that your child is in need of well-being support then please contact your child’s Achievement Director via their email which can be found here or email us at: [email protected]


We can also offer:

  • One to one support through your mentor and Achievement Director

  • Drop in access to the Student Support Team in the Wellbeing Space next to Student Reception at break and lunch

  • School Nurse appointments are available via the Student Support Assistants.
    Send an email to: [email protected] for this to be arranged. 

  • Open Door Policy to Mental Health First Aiders – Ms Goodfellow, Mrs Byford, Mrs Sexton and Ms Corbett

  • One to one support through Sixth Form Well-being Champions

  • Use of the Well-being Space and Quiet Quad at break and lunch

  • Well-being Learning Sessions once per week delivered in mentor time

  • Enrichment opportunities such as Duke of Edinburgh, Social Action, Sports, Chess and Journalism

How do I contact the Academy?
If you have any concerns about the well-being of your child or would like to share your ideas on how to improve well-being and mental health across the school, please use the MyEd app or email [email protected]with ‘Well-being’ as the subject line. If it is regarding a particular child then please put the year group in the subject line.

The Well-being Newsletter for Spring 2019


Click on this link to read our most recent newsletter.


Click on this link to read a newsletter written by sixth form student, Abigail, to see what Ormiston Rivers Academy has been doing after receiving student, staff, and parental feedback.

Click on this link for an Essex Healthy Schools Team newsletter on Mental Health and Internet Safety.


Click on this link for an Essex Healthy Schools Team newsletter on Oral Health, Sun Safety and Skin Cancer.

Click on this link for Maldon Livewell Partnership information.

Click on this link for Youth Service Zoom activities.

Click on this link for Mentally Healthy Schools Toolkits.

Making Wellbeing a Priority

​Miss Marable won an award for Social Action from Ormiston Academies Trust for £1,000. She chose to spend the award on a new well-being space.

In January 2019 we asked for your feedback relating to the well-being provision at the academy. Please watch this video to see what we are doing with your feedback.

Wellbeing: Self-care guide

Click on this link for a pdf of some useful guidance for taking care of yourself and your children lockdown: