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Supporting every student

In these times of unprecedented change, the health, wellbeing and safety of our students is paramount, and we are proud of the caring and supportive environment that the academy provides.

We create a healthy balance between high academic success and a caring and supportive environment.

Our pastoral care and PSHE classes are specifically designed to address every individual child’s wellbeing through all class teachers and dedicated Heads of Learning (HOLs) and Student Managers (SMs) who are responsible for supporting the welfare of their year group, as well as managing students’ attendance and overall behaviour. Students are also assigned to a Form Tutor who they meet with in Tutor Time every week. Tutors use Tutor Time to reflect on individual attainment, attendance,  behaviour, as well discuss topical issues and gather student voice. In addition to this all tutor groups have a dedicated PSHE teacher where they have specific lessons that cover celebrating diversity, mental health, health and lifestyle, dreams and goals citizenship and British values. 

We also have a dedicated Student Wellbeing Manager, as well as on site counsellors and Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service Professionals each week for tailored support for young people who need it. Students who think they may need counselling should first get in touch with their Tutor, Head of Learning, or Student Manager so that appropriate forms of support can be identified.

If your child’s situation is more serious and causing you to worry about their physical or psychological health you should contact your GP. In an emergency you should seek immediate help from the emergency services.



Students who think that counselling may be needed are invited to first of all get in touch with their Tutor/HOL/SM or drop in to the Student Welfare Manager so that appropriate forms of support can be identified.

Students, who know for sure that counselling is the support they need, are invited to email Ms Ferguson, Student Welfare Manager. Short-term counselling is provided by trained, qualified and competent counsellors.


External & Out Of Hours Support

Visit Young Hackney Advice Page:

Young Hackney offers lots of advice for young people on everything from health and staying safe to relationships and careers.

Visit Childline Site:

ChildLine is a private and confidential service allowing you to talk to trained counsellors about any problem you may be facing.

You can call them for free, at any time, on 0800 1111. What you say to a counsellor stays between you and ChildLine. If you prefer, you can also email or chat 1-2-1 to get advice.

Visit Family

Family Lives provides parents/carers with self-help information on a range of issues.

Visit Students Against Depression Site

Visit NHS Site - NHS out-of-hours services - NHS

A helpline service run for students by students:

Visit NiteLine Site

Visit CHYPS Site City and Hackney Young People’s Service is a service for young people between the age of 11-19 offering advice and support.

Visit CHYPS Site 

You are not alone, and while friends can be a really good source of advice, guidance and support, please be reassured that there is a network of guidance and support services available to you and for you at school.


Our dedicated Student Welfare Manager and Safeguarding team are always available for students in need of additional support and guidance. We are also committed to empowering parents and carers to support their child through the sharing of information and resources. 


Students with SEND or who experience barriers to learning are supported through tailored intervention from the SEND Team to ensure that they take full advantage of all the learning opportunities and experiences available and participate fully in the life of the academy.