The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Humberston Academy

Humberston is an outstanding academy proud of our exceptionally high standards and traditional ethos. We offer a diverse enrichment programme in order to develop skills outside of the classroom.


Pastoral Team

Behaviour and Pastoral Structure

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

SEND Coordinator – Miss Nicola Law (Assistant Principal)
SEND Lead – Mrs Janice Rimmer

Looked After Children (LAC)

Designated Looked After Children (LAC) Coordinator – Miss Laura Manners (Assistant Principal)

Form and House Groups

Pastoral & Behaviour Pathways of Escalation

Pastoral Agencies & Support

Support Services

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

School Nurse Service Referrals

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:
• Anxiety
• Mood related disorders such as depression and bipolar
• Trauma
• 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

Please visit this website for further Young Minds Matter (CAMHS) resources:

Compass Go

Senior Mental Health Leads


Short Anti-Bullying Video – Stand up, Stand Strong, Stand Together

What is Bullying? Where to go for Support?

The Parent Guide to Cyber Bullying

Local Authority

Wellbeing Room


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

Local Authority


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.

Rise Above

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.

The Mix

Support service for young people.

Advice on Mental and Emotional Health

 5 Ways to Wellbeing

How to be Happier

Healthy Lifestyles

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.

Physical Health


School Nurses carry out routine immunisations throughout the school year, if your child misses the immunisations in school we do offer catch up sessions.

Useful information:
Vaccination Timeline
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.

Dental Health

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

Useful information:
Childrens teeth

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

Useful information:
Bowel and Bladder Support
The Poo Nurses
Constipation and soiling support

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.

Useful information:
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Local Offer

Minor Illnesses

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?

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