Our Vision

Our vision is to provide an ethos and environment in which the overall health of our students is enhanced by feelings of positive wellbeing and mental health. We believe this will enable them to develop the resilience to face challenges and achieve their aspirations in life.

We promote the importance of emotional wellbeing and mental health across the whole academy community including students, parents and staff.

Our Strategy

  • Commit to promoting and protecting positive emotional wellbeing and mental health in all stakeholders
  • Ensure all stakeholders are aware of our commitment and the support mechanisms in place to support and drive the strategy
  • Strive to maintain a positive culture and ethos in which all stakeholders assume responsibility for emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • Enable our staff to assume a healthy work-life balance
  • Ensure staff are well informed, through effective staff development, about how to practice in a way which supports positive emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • Maintain effective systems for recognising, referring and supporting the individual wellbeing and mental health needs of our students
  • Operate clear lines of communication, actively seeking and responding to the views of all stakeholders with regards to emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • Provide access for students, parents and staff to external agencies and specialist services available to support emotional wellbeing and mental health

Wellbeing Support Request:

Further Information

For more information, please contact

Claire Whiley (Acting Vice Principal & Designated Safeguarding Lead):
[email protected]

Lauren Fenton-Hawes (Head of Key Stage 3 & Academy Wellbeing Lead)
[email protected]

Maggie Woodfield (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead):
[email protected]

Useful Agencies

Name Of Agency Website/Contact Details How They Can Help
Thurrock Young Carers Telephone: 020 85934422
Website: http://www.carerscentre.org.uk/ and http://www.youngcarerscentre.org.uk/
Support via 121 sessions, group activities & trips out/away, chat via social media or text, workshops, advice & information.
NSPCC Telephone: 0808 800 5000
Website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
They work directly with children and families in service centres across the UK. They collaborate with frontline professionals and researchers to find innovative solutions and evaluate what works.
St Luke Bereavement counselling Telephone: 01268524973
Provides support to children and young people up to 19 years who have a life limiting illness or a family member/friend with a life limiting illness.

Lukes’ also provides support to children and young people who are experiencing a bereavement.

Health Team Telephone: 0300 300 1526
Offer health information, support, and advice to children, young people and their families who attend school in Thurrock.
They aim to promote the physical, mental and emotional well-being of school aged children and young people (5-19 years)Seek to develop the skills they need to manage challenges they face in school, at home, in their personal lives or online.
Child Line Telephone: 0800 1111
Website: https://www.childline.org.uk/
They are there to support you, with whatever’s on your mind.
Help you make decisions that are right for you. Offer tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration, to help you feel more in control.
You can access them in your own time, at your own pace!