How are mental health needs supported?

  • Emotional and social development is supported through various avenues including the form tutor and HOY, subject teachers, the SENDCo and Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead.
  • The school has a number of specially trained peer listeners to support other students and a buddying system for new Year 7 students.
  • We have access to a school counsellors when appropriate.
  • The Penn Resilience Programme is part of the curriculum for Year 7 students and small groups of older students.
  • Some students require more targeted support which is offered through our social skills group, FACT or through the support of external agencies such as MIND, BEAT, CAMHS, R U Safe or Switch.