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Wellbeing & Pastoral Support

At Montpelier High School we believe that students who feel safe and supported are more likely to thrive and reach their potential.

Our staff community is dedicated to the safeguarding and welfare of every student regardless of their circumstances. Staff at MHS work together to ensure the best outcomes for our students - part of this is being able to identify the early signs of any issues our students may be facing in school, at home or in the wider community. 

 

Who should you talk to if you have a wellbeing or pastoral concern?

 

Students have contact with their tutors every day and are encouraged to speak to their tutor when they feel they would like support. If required the student can be signposted to the appropriate member of the Head of Year or Safeguarding Team for pastoral support allowing them to remove any academic or personal barriers they may be facing. 

 

What do the Head of Year/Safeguarding Team do?

 

We regularly work in partnership with teachers, parents/carers and other specialist agencies to get the best outcomes for everyone. 

Our team can provide information, advice and guidance to both students and parents/carers in many areas including: 

  • Behaviour support/management 

  • Emotional help (including anger management and counselling) 

  • Building relationships with peers 

  • Academic support 

  • Restorative approaches 

  • Career guidance 

  • Support with attendance and punctuality 

  • Links and partnerships with external organisations for those more challenging problems


Contacting the team

Our Pastoral Team consists of: 

Heads of Year

Assistant Heads of Year

Tutors

Safeguarding and Family Support

You can find contact information for the Team here:

KEY CONTACTS

 


Wellbeing Websites & Contact Numbers

Please click on the image below to for a downloadable helpsheet

Wellbeing Websites & Contact Numbers

Whisper

Whisper is an anonymous reporting service that allows members of our school community to tell us about any issues they have and reach out for support and guidance. It enables us to ensure that our students are heard and know that they have someone who can help them.

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To report a concern, you will need to:

  1. Type or not type in your name. This can remain anonymous. 
  2. Click on the report type
  3. Type in your message, with names if needed
  4. Enter in your school email address if you want an anonymous chat

You can also text 07860021323, writing MHS3 and the concern. This will not reveal your number.

 

FURTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

 

EXAM STRESS

For help and advice in supporting your child with exam stress please click on the below link:

Supporting Your Child With Exam Stress

 

 

SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS

Information about our Safeguarding contacts, policies and procedures can be found here:

SAFEGUARDING

 

 

SEND & INCLUSION INFORMATION

Information about our SEND and Inclusion Team can be found here:

SEND AND INCLUSION

 

 

YOUNG CARERS INFORMATION

Information about our provision and support for Young Carers can be found here:

YOUNG CARERS

 

 

LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN/PUPIL PREMIUM PLUS

Information about our provision and support for Looked After Children or Previously Looked After Children can be found here:

LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN/PUPIL PREMIUM PLUS


WHERE ELSE CAN YOU SEEK SUPPORT FOR YOUR WELLBEING?

 

Useful links for students 

Young Minds: Helpful information for young people.  

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families: Advice and guidance on a range of wellbeing and mental health topics.  

Off the Record: Information, clubs and counselling support.  

Childline: Free helpline and lots of online guidance.  

Kooth: Free anonymous text counselling service  

 

Useful information for parents and carers 

Young Minds: Parents Mental Health Support | Advice for Your Child | YoungMinds 

Anna Freud National centre for children and families: Parents and Carers | Advice and Guidance | Anna Freud Centre 

Off the Record: Advice and Guidance for parents and carers