Who to talk to if you are worried about something
If you have a worry or an issue, it’s always best to talk to an adult about it. On this page you will find information about who you can talk to at the academy, and some organisations you can talk to outside of school hours.
Keeping our students safe and looking after their wellbeing is our top priority:
- we learn about a range of topics that link to your safety and wellbeing (e.g. during Tutor Time and assemblies)
- we take any reports of bullying (of any kind) extremely seriously. Students should always talk to staff if they are being bullied or if they see others being bullied
- we raise awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and other identities (LGBT+) and the issues that LGBT+ people face
- we raise awareness about staying safe online (including using social media)
- we work together with other agencies (such as the police, social services, other schools) to keep you safe and well
People you can talk to during a school day
You can speak to any member of staff you feel comfortable speaking to, but remember, there are some members of staff who have special responsibilities for your welfare:
- your Tutor or Head of Family and your Year Group’s Learning & Pastoral Support Officer (LPSO)
- Student Services and the Attendance Team
- staff from the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities team or the English as an Additional Language team
- our Academy Counsellor
- our Child Protection Team if you have serious concerns about something
People to talk to outside the academy
You might find you need to speak to someone at evenings, weekends and during holidays. We recommend the organisations below to our students.
Kooth | Kooth.com
A free, anonymous, confidential website where young people can go for online counselling support.
Childline | 0800 1111 | www.childline.org.uk
A free 24 hour service by phone and online. Their website has some great information about a range of problems.
Samaritans | 116 123 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
Young Minds | www.youngminds.org.uk
A website with lots of information about mental health and the services that are available from the NHS.