Ms K Goodfellow (Assistant Principal)
Email: [email protected]

Mrs T Sexton (Student Support Advisor)
Email: [email protected]

Mrs D Byford (Student Support Advisor)
Email: [email protected]

Mrs L Corbett (Student Support Advisor)
Email: [email protected]

Mr H Simpson (Student Support Advisor)
Email: [email protected]

Ms J Makwana (Student Support Advisor)

Email: [email protected]

Ms T Penberthy (Sixth Form Student Support Advisor and Admin)
Email: [email protected]

Talk to us

We always say speak to your mentor or your Head of Year first as they will know you best and be able to help initially with any worries.

Our Wellbeing Team

We also have our Wellbeing Team, this team have been trained to help specifically with your Wellbeing…

What can you do if you need to talk?

Health and wellbeing are at the heart of our school. We know that striving to be happy and successful brings with it stress, anxiety and pressure. This can affect our mental and physical health. We know our students may find it difficult to talk about mental health with us and at home sometimes. There are a number of ‘first stops’ for any student wanting support. They are…

  • Speak to your Head of Year, our Student Support team, Teachers or Mentors. Whoever you are most comfortable sharing with, they will be ready to listen and help. If a conversation is hard perhaps try emailing them (emails are in the contacts section of this website); sometimes writing down our worries is easier than saying them out loud.
  • Drop-in access to the Student Support Team at break and lunch (Ms Byford, Ms Sexton, Mrs Corbett, Ms Makwana and Mr Simpson)
  • We have an Open Door Policy to our Mental Health First Aiders – Ms Goodfellow, Mrs Byford, Mrs Sexton, Ms Corbett, Ms Makwana and Mr Simpson.
  • Use of the Well-being Space and Quiet Quad at break and lunch​
  • Well-being Learning Sessions once per week delivered in mentor time
  • Join an after school club – see your mentor for times. Joining new clubs and taking up a new challenge can be really good for our mental health.
  • Pop a note in the Student Voice Suggestion Box. This is a box located on the wall outside the Wellbeing Room next to Student Reception for you to put ‘Worry Notes’ into. The Worry Note is a form for you to write your worries or concerns on. These will then be read by Student Support Staff who will be able to help and give you further direction.​
  • Access www.kooth.co.uk. Free and confidential counselling online… anytime. Students who have used Kooth said it was good to talk to the counsellors as there was no judgement.

Suggested Websites you might also find helpful

Self-care Guides

Read our self-care guides here:

Mental Health & Wellbeing Classroom 

Here parents/carers and students can find a range of support material from YouTube tutorials, activity packs and useful contacts to help maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.

Class Code: 3kiaauz

  • Tips on how to maintain good mental health and wellbeing whilst working from home
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Positive mindset boosters
  • Contact details for external support and much more…

Don’t forget you can also email the Wellbeing team using  [email protected]

Useful websites

Kooth – Free On line anonymous support

ChildLine – free on line anonymous support

Support with mental health 

Free mental health resource for professionals including e-learning courses


Apps to support with mental well-being

Mood zone – Information and self-help strategies for anxiety and depression – NHS 

Mental Health helplines and websites – anxiety, depression, OCD and suicide – all ages – NHS

Support for teenagers with a variety of mental health issues.

Young people and bereavement support

A young person’s guide to medications for mental health conditions

A support guide for the first time a young person visits their GP with a mental health condition

Parents free helpline 

Teaching resilience

Supporting happiness

Youth social action towards making a positive difference

Channel 4 project that looks at what it is to be ‘normal’

Child/Young People Resources from Essex County Council

The following resources will help children and young people to manage their own emotional wellbeing and mental health: 


NHS approved mental health apps list: 


Guidance for Young People: