Wellbeing at THOA

Promoting and supporting pupils’ wellbeing is a priority at THOA and we aim to balance our focus on curriculum and attainment with our pastoral offer. Not only does emotional wellbeing play a significant part in academic success, but we want to provide pupils with the social and emotional skills and knowledge to manage their mental health throughout the rest of their lives.

We encourage an ethos of talking, listening and tolerance of others’ feelings. We do this through our tutor teams and Heads of Year, who provide ongoing pastoral care. We also have many support pathways in school when pupils need that helping hand. These include:

  • A pastoral support officer
  • KS4 wellbeing mentor
  • CLD Trust school counsellor
  • NHS Education Mental Health Practitioner (trainee)
  • School nurse and sexual health nurse
  • External support services, such as YMCA youth mentoring and other mentoring schemes
  • Early intervention family support worker

External workshops focused on mental health and wellbeing

Who can I talk to in school?

All members of staff at school are here to listen. Here is our pastoral team:

Pastoral Staff 2020-21

You can also reach out to us via email: email hidden; JavaScript is required

You can also use your Edulink app to send an anonymous referral if you are worried about the wellbeing of someone else in school or want to raise an issue anonymously.

Who can I talk to outside school?

 ChatHealth is a School Health Nurse text messaging service to give young people aged 11-19 advice and support on a range of health issues – 07507 331750. The service is manned from 8am-4pm Monday to Friday, however young people can text at any time and will be responded to when the member of staff is back on duty.

Safe Space Young People (pdf)

Useful Apps To Have At Your Fingertips


Help for Parents

We are committed to keeping our parents and carers on board after the lengthy lockdown and we are sure many would be grateful of any additional support and ways to chat to other parents if possible.

Here are some useful links from some of our partners and recommended support providers.