Student Wellbeing & Support
The Wellbeing Centre
At the Hurst School we take the Wellbeing of our students very seriously. For a student to achieve their full potential here, their wellbeing is key.
Who to speak to if you need support
If you feel you need someone to talk to at school, there are lots of people ready to listen and support you.
Your tutor could be the best person to talk to first as they are the person you see every single day and who will know you best.
Our Year 11 Prefects and Year 10 Mental Health Ambassadors are always willing to help if you prefer to speak to another student.
In addition to these people we have 2 places where you can seek further support:
Tier 1 Support
In the Pastoral Hub your Heads of Year and our Pastoral Team are there to help. The kinds of issues they might be able to help you with include:
- You have forgotten to bring your PE kit to school and need to make a call home
- You feel unhappy about something that has happened during your day
- You have a concern about a friend and you want to help them
- You have had a problem online and want to talk to someone about it
- You feel someone is making you unhappy
- You are worried about something and want someone to talk to.
The list is endless really but we ask that you drop in to The Hub before school or at break or lunchtime to discuss your concerns.
|Our Pastoral Team|
Mrs C Graham
Deputy Safeguarding Lead/Head of Year 7
Mr S Greeves
Deputy Safeguarding Lead/Head of Year 8
Mr L Sheppard
Deputy Safeguarding Lead/Head of Year 9
Miss S Conran
Deputy Safeguarding Lead/Head of Year 10
Miss L Veitch
Deputy Safeguarding Lead/Head of Year 11
Mr J Parsons
Pastoral Support Manager
Mrs M Goddard
Pastoral Support Worker
Pastoral Support Worker
Tier 2 Support
Here at The Hurst, we have a dedicated Wellbeing Centre located in the cottage adjacent to the bus bay. We have some lovely indoor and outdoor spaces to support your wellbeing needs. It acts as a base for Wellbeing interventions and the Safeguarding Team. You might visit the Wellbeing Centre because:
- You have an appointment to meet one of the team
- You are attending counselling
- You are a member of one of our support groups
- You have a meeting with another outside agency
- You want a safe space at break or lunchtime
- A major problem has arisen and you don’t feel safe
Again, we ask that you drop in to The Wellbeing Centre before school or at break or lunchtime to discuss your concerns unless you have an emergency and need to see us straight away.
|The Wellbeing Team|
Mrs S Coneley
Head of Wellbeing
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs S Ryan-Henney
Wellbeing Interventions Manager
Safeguarding and Welfare Officer
Ms N Denham
Family Support Worker
Please click here for links to our safeguarding policies.
Please find below links to newsletters created by the NHS Mental Health Support Team with useful information and links to additional resources for students and parents.