Student & Parent Wellbeing

We understand the stress and anxiety that students and parents will be experiencing. Tutors will continue to keep a close eye on students’ resilience and wellbeing. We have excellent pastoral care in place for any student who requires it. Should you have any concerns about your child’s welfare, please do not hesitate to contact their tutor to discuss any additional support we can provide.

Free Parent Webinar – Parenting During Lockdown 3 
Thursday 11th February, 7:00-7:45pm

Alicia is delivering a Free Webinar on Parenting During Lockdown 3, exclusively for Hub members. She will give tips and advice on how to cope and support young people, with a Q&A at the end.

Registration Link for Parents
Webinar ID: 830 0030 2955
Webinar Passcode: 602979

Following the success of Wildheart’s previous Mental Health and Wellbeing webinars, they are excited to announce the next in the series. This webinar is the second in the series of four which will help you understand how to support adolescents to manage difficult emotions and how the parental role changes to support this. The webinar will be led by Alicia Drummond, one of the UK’s leading adolescent therapists and founder of Teen Tips.

Places are limited, so will be offered on a first come first served basis. Please register your place here.

Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place between 1st-7th February. This year’s theme is ‘Express Yourself’ and children (and adults) are encouraged to explore how we can express ourselves and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.

Please visit the CMHW website for a video message from HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, plus videos, resources and tips on how to improve our children’s mental health.

Form Tutors and Pastoral Contacts:

Deputy Headteacher – PastoralMrs C Kilroy[email protected]
Assistant Headteacher – PastoralMs K Guest[email protected]
Deputy Asst Headteacher – PastoralMr A Taylor[email protected]
Head of Year 7Mr D Canning-England[email protected]
Head of Year 8Ms N Johnson[email protected]
Head of Year 9Mr J Pyatt[email protected]
Head of Year 10Mr G Jones[email protected]
Head of Year 11Mr A Stephens[email protected]
Assistant Headteacher – InclusionMr J Parker[email protected]
SENDCOMs K Whitehouse[email protected]

You can also contact the Well-Being team via email:

You can email the Student Welfare team: [email protected]

Mrs Chance, Mrs Sinclair & Mrs Kilroy
Your email will only go to the staff in this team.

You can also email Mrs Kilroy direct at [email protected]

The emails are checked between 9:00am and 3:30pm weekdays during Term Time. You can also speak to the team directly on 0121 679 4663

Government Free School Meal Vouchers 

For those families who qualify for Free School Meals (FSM) Mrs Mullen will be in touch as to how you can claim your voucher.  Vouchers have a value of £15 per child per week & we are issuing vouchers on a two week cycle. Therefore if you have one child you will receive a voucher for £30, if you have two children you will receive a voucher for £60. 

Please contact Mrs Mullen if you have any questions regarding accessing FSM vouchers. [email protected]

Parents and carers supporting home learning 

We know as parents and carers it can be difficult to know how best to support your child. Here are some quick tips for supporting your child outside of the virtual school day:  

  • ensure they are online for tutor time at 8.45 each morning
  • know your child’s timetable and ensure they stick to it. Timetables can be viewed by clicking HERE
  • ask them about Assignments set and what they still have left to complete
  • encourage them to use the screen breaks and plan their day to get lunch at the designated time
  • make some time for practical activities, such as arts and crafts, exercise in the afternoon 

Remember, you are not alone, many parents are facing the same challenges. Gov.UK provides some detail guidance on the website.

Outside of the school community there are several support services available to students and parents:  

YoungMinds provide help and advice on mental health for both children and their parents. 

Every Mind Matters provides expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. 

For foodbanks visit Find Foodbanks Brum

Kooth is an online chat and resources website providing direct help for 10 – 25yr olds.  

Here you will find enrichment opportunities in addition to your Timetabled lessons.

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