Mental Wellbeing at THOA

At THOA we believe that supporting pupils’ mental well-being is every bit as important as looking after your physical health. Our vertical house system means that pastoral staff are responsible for fewer children and do their very best to ensure that we notice every child. We have the services of a school counsellor, school nurse, Early Intervention Support Worker.

We are pleased that in response to the parents’ surveys in 2015/16 97% of parents said that they would recommend THOA to another parent. 96% of parents said their child was happy in school and over 73% strongly agreed with this statement.

In order to support the wellbeing for all at THOA we aim to:

  • be a caring and inclusive school in which all members have a voice which can be listened to
  • prioritise the mental wellbeing of all
  • provide CPD for all in Growth Mindset in order  to develop strategies for growing resilience
  • develop pupil leadership roles in ‘Humanutopia peer mentoring’

To further understand the issue of mental wellbeing the organisation mind has some excellent resources at its website (Mind Website) including the video ‘In Our Own Words’.

Who can I talk to in school?

You can speak to your Learning Mentor, your Director of Learning, Mrs Clews, Mrs Dean, Mrs Herschy or Mr Price. If in doubt look for a member of staff from the THOA Safeguarding Team posters.

If we are worried about your safety we will refer to our Safeguarding Policy to ensure you get the best help you may need. For this reason we may not be able to guarantee confidentiality.

Online help for students and young people

Youth Space Logo
The SYM Project
YoungMinds logo
 Kooth logo