Behaviour and Pastoral Structure
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEN)
SEND Coordinator – Mr Paul Wade
SEND Lead – Mrs Janice Rimmer
Looked After Children (LAC)
Designated Looked After Children Teacher/ Coordinator – Mr Paul Wade (Assistant Principal)
Pastoral and Behaviour Structure
Pastoral & Behaviour Pathways of Escalation
Pastoral Agencies & Support
Please see below key agencies and external services to support your health and wellbeing. You can also visit our ‘Mental & Emotional Wellbeing’ and ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ sections below for further specific support.
School Nurse Service
Young Minds Matter
Young Minds Matter is an emotional wellbeing and mental health service for children and young people in North East Lincolnshire. The service focuses on prevention, early intervention and building a resilient community.
Based at Freshney Green the multi-disciplinary team can help with a range of mental health and emotional wellbeing problems.
What we do
We provide emotional wellbeing advice and specialist mental health services for children and young people up to the age of 19 (25 if receiving support for special educational needs and disability – SEND). These services are designed to help with a wide range of emotional wellbeing and mental health needs including:
• Mood related disorders such as depression and bipolar
• Eating disorders
• Self harm
• Mental health difficulties associated with a physical health problem
We have some pathways where we accept referrals via a multiagency panel, not from our usual sources of referrals. These are:
• Children in public care
• Young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour
• Assessment for autistic spectrum condition and Asperger’s syndrome
• Assessment and if necessary medication management for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
More information is available from www.lpft.nhs.uk/young-minds-matter
Please visit this website for further Young Minds Matter (CAMHS) resources:
Senior Mental Health Leads
Humberston's Anti-Bullying Campaign
Bullying is defined as, “the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face to face or online.” It is often aimed at certain groups, for example because of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. It can include:
- Physical assault
- Making threats
- Name calling
- Cyberbullying - bullying via mobile phone or online
Our Humberston Vision:
Humberston Academy endeavours to ensure all students are protected from bullying, of any form. We will make all necessary steps to ensure all students, parents/ carers, staff and governors are aware of our intention and its impact. Humberston Academy continues to act proactively to prevent bullying and to ensure students are clear about the definition of bullying, understand how to report it and the impact it can have.
Humberston Academy launched an Anti-Bullying Campaign on Monday 20th February 2023. Since this date, we have regularly received student voice feedback and have actioned accordingly.
The campaign to date has included: an anti-bullying charter, anti-bullying slogan (see it, feel it, report it), letters to parents/carers, assemblies, awareness days, anti-bullying report cards, report boxes, recruitment of anti-bullying ambassadors, anti-bullying ambassador training, promotion of safe spaces, display boards, PSHE sessions, tutor time education, the launch of ‘The ABC’ (anti-bullying centre – further safe space), anti-bullying badges, blue high-vis jackets for anti-bullying ambassadors and staff, online referral system – firstname.lastname@example.org and an anti-bullying competition.
We take immediate action to every bullying allegation and investigate thoroughly, ensuring support and sanctions are implemented accordingly.
Short Anti-Bullying Video – Stand up, Stand Strong, Stand Together
What is Bullying? Where to go for Support?
The Parent Guide to Cyber Bullying
Wellbeing Awareness - Lead by Student Leadership Team
The Importance of Wellbeing
Our Wellbeing Initiative – Humberston High 5
Wellbeing Initiative Introduction
Week 1 - Be Active
Week 1 Montage Video
Week 2 - Keep Learning
Week 2 Introduction Video
Week 2 Montage Video
Week 3 - Take Notice
Week 3 Introduction Video
Week 3 Montage Video
Week 4 - Connect
Week 4 Introduction Video
Week 4 Montage Collage
Week 5 - Give
Week 5 Introduction Video
Week 5 Montage Video
COVID-19 Advice & Support for Students
Wellbeing Support Booklet Following COVID-19
Advice & Guidance for Staying Online
Anxiety, Isolation & Grief Support
Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
Kooth is a safe, confidential and non-stigmatized way for young people to receive free counselling, advice and support on-line. The website is staffed by fully trained and qualified counsellors and available from 12pm until 10pm each night, and weekends from 6pm – 10pm, 365 days per year, it provides a much needed confidential and instant access service for young people aged 11-25.
Find interesting information about topics such as body image, exams and friendships.
Anna Freud Self-Care Strategies
Please see below the ‘self-care summer pack’ which includes extensive resources and strategies to support your health and wellbeing. There are lots of different self-care strategies, you can try out different ones until you find something that works for you! By breaking down your self-care approaches into different categories (physical, emotional, social and practical) you will be able to monitor and positively influence your wellbeing throughout your day. Please remember that these strategies are not just for the summer, but you can embed them all year round.
Support service for young people.
Advice on Mental and Emotional Health
- NEL Children & Young People (0-19) Mental Health and Emotional Well-being Directory of Services
- Supporting Mental Health and Well-being in Secondary Schools
- Culture in Mind & What It Means for Me – Transformation Plan for Children & Young People
- Anxiety Leaflet
- Depression Leaflet
- Loss & Change Leaflet
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Sleep Leaflet
- Social Anxiety Leaflet
- Self Help Guide
- Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing Newsletter Apr - Jul 2020
5 Ways to Wellbeing
How to be Happier
Healthy Lifestyle Advice
Five key ways that you can help your child to maintain a healthy weight:
1) Be a good role model
2) Encourage 60 minutes and up to several hours of physical activity a day
3) Keep to child-sized portions
4) Eat healthy meals, drinks and snacks
5) Less screen time and more sleep
- Family Lives – A national family support charity providing help and support on all aspects of family life including school readiness, behaviour and divorce/separation.
- Talking Point – Gives parents/carers the information they need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills.
- Childrens Sleep Charity – Information to support a better nights sleep.
- Talk to Frank – Drugs support and advice for children and young people.
- Bug Busting – Helpful advice when your child has headlice.
- Infectious Diseases – Advice on how to manage specific infection diseases such as chickenpox, athletes foot and diarrhoea.
- Brook – Sexual health and wellbeing support for under 25s.
- Sexual Health Hub – Free confidential sexual health service in North East Lincolnshire.
- Kidshealth – Information about puberty and growing up.
- Child Bereavement-supports families either when a baby/child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement.
School Nurses carry out routine immunisations throughout the school year, if your child misses the immunisations in school we do offer catch up sessions.
NHS Vaccination Planner
Vaccine Knowledge Project
Immunisation for Young People
Protecting your child against flu
You can contact the Immunisation Coordinator if you have any questions 01472 323660.
It is important that children and young people have continued good oral hygiene. This includes brushing the teeth twice a day with a fluoride based tooth paste. Children up to the age of 8 will need guidance and supervision to ensure that they are brushing all of their teeth effectively. It is important to continue to offer support as children grow as good dental hygiene ensures that they have good teeth for life.
NHS dental care for children is free. If you are having trouble finding a dentist click on the link for dentists taking on in your area. NHS Choices website
Bladder and Bowel
By the time your child starts School they should be able to use the toilet, they may have the odd accident and this is normal.
• Not being able to poo at least three times a week
• Poo is often very large and hard and they have difficulty pushing this out
• Poo looks like rabbit droppings or little pellets in the toilet.
If your child has soiled pants this could also be a sign of constipation as runny poo may leak past the hard, constipated poo. This is called overflow soiling. If your child or young person is constipated they may find it too painful to poo. This can lead to a vicious cycle of the more it hurts to poo they hold back having a poo and so on.
There are some things you can do to help your child who you think may be constipated such as:
• A diet high in fibre like fruit and vegetables
• Drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day
• Encourage a minimum of 60 minutes per day of physical activity.
• Try to ease any worries they may have and to be supportive if they do have constipation.
• Offer plenty of drinks during the day
• Not giving your child a drink in the hour prior to bedtime
• Encourage regular toilet breaks throughout the day
• Making sure they have a wee before going to sleep
• Try a reward scheme for remembering to have drinks during the day or going for a wee before bed
• Make sure your child has easy access to the toilet at night
• Use waterproof covers on your child’s mattress
• Avoid waking your child in the night or carrying them to the toilet as this will not help them long term
Complex/Chronic Health Needs in School
If your child has a complex or chronic health need they may require additional support in School. The School Nursing team can offer support to Schools to enable your child to reach their potential.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Local Offer
It can be difficult to tell when a child is seriously ill, but the main thing is to trust your instincts. You know better than anyone else what your child is usually like, so you’ll know when something is seriously wrong.
Signs and symptoms of serious illness
Rashes in babies and children
The British Red Cross Baby and Child First Aid app provides simple, easy-to-learn skills to help a baby or child in a first aid emergency.
Minor Ailments Scheme
Everyone can go to their pharmacist for free advice or to buy medicine for minor illnesses, however this scheme is a NHS service for anyone who does not pay for their prescriptions. The pharmacist will be able to give advice and medicines free of charge without the need to see a doctor. Find out more here.
LGBT+ and Gender Identity Awareness & Support
Who Am I?
Rainbow Flag Award
LGBT+ Information & Awareness
Gender Identity Information & Awareness
Voice of Young People & Statistics
Equality & Inclusion
Inclusive Environment - Top Ten Aims
Support for LGBT+ & Gender Identity Students