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:
External workshops focused on mental health and wellbeing
All members of staff at school are here to listen. Here is our pastoral team:
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.
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.
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.