The safety and well-being of all our students is our top priority. We know that they perform best when they feel secure and cared for. The Welfare Officer supports the ethos of resilience and a positive mindset and will encourage students to remain in school and in lessons whenever possible.
Our tutorial system encourages students to see their Form Tutor as the first person to go to with any concerns or issues they have. The School Prefects, who are all current Year 11 students, work with the tutors and can act as the bridge between students and staff.
Heads of Year monitor academic performance and promote the personal development of each student. They are the first point of contact for parents.
We have strong links with outside agencies such as the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and the Police and Fire Services who provide essential guidance on safety matters. Expert speakers regularly visit assemblies to talk about issues that concern young people e.g. drugs and bullying.
You can contact your childs Head Of Year using our online Contact Us form.
SHARP is our confidential reporting system for students and parents – it gives direct access to the Assistant Headteacher responsible for student well-being.
The Somerset Children & Young People Health & Wellbeing website supports schools, colleges, getset services, childrens' centres and the wider children and young people's workforce to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Somerset.
Childline is a free, private and confidential service for young people providing help on a wide range of issues affecting children and teenagers. Find out more about Childline by visiting the Childline website.
"Students particularly appreciate the way they can express any concerns anonymously online and they report that there is a quick and effective reponse from the designated senior member of staff." Ofsted, 2012