Assistant Principal responsible for pastoral, behaviour and safeguarding – Miss Laura Manners
Student Services (Pastoral Team)
Year 7 – Mrs Tarnia Roberts
Year 8 – Mrs Claire Pedersen
Year 9 – Ms Rebecca Woodall
Year 10 and 11 – Ms Sara Gabriel
Heads of Year
Year 7 – Mr Robin Castle (Vice Principal)
Year 8 – Miss Nicola Law (Assistant Principal)
Year 9 – Mr Robin Castle (Vice Principal)
Year 10 – Miss Sarah Gooseman (Assistant Principal)
Year 11 – Mr Jack Williamson (Progress Intervention Lead)
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 Pathway and Academic Pathway of Escalation
• If you have a pastoral concern or a widespread behaviour concern for your child, please follow the escalation process in green.
• If you have an academic or behaviour concern for your child in a specific subject area, please follow the escalation process in red.
Short Anti-Bullying Video – Stand up, Stand Strong, Stand Together
What is Bullying? Where to go for Support?
The Parent Guide to Cyber Bullying
School Nurse Service
Mental and Emotional Health
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.
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
Find interesting information about topics such as body image, exams and friendships.
Let’s Get Talking
Useful guidance for parents who are worried about their childs low mood or self-harm.
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
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.