Mental Health and Wellbeing

Supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing is very important to us here at Bridlington School, that’s why we’ve set up a support network to ensure that every child can access the help they may need.

Supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing

Please complete our Parent Evaluation Form and tell us how well the school supports mental health.

Parent Evaluation Form

Supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing is very important to us here at Bridlington School, that’s why we’ve set up a support network to ensure that every child can access the help they may need. We know that mental health and wellbeing have a significant impact on a young person’s attainment and achievement, so we aim to make it a priority to support our students in every possible way.

We are currently working toward the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS), an accreditation in conjunction with the National Children’s Bureau that will demonstrate our commitment to improving and developing our knowledge and expertise in helping students and staff with their mental health.

Mrs Hornshaw – Deputy Head responsible for Inclusion and Looked After Children

Mrs Hornshaw is responsible for all students who attend the school who are Looked After Children, in care or fostering agreements. Working closely with Mr Wilkinson, she provides a link between agencies, students and staff to make sure that we give the students in her care the best possible chance at education.

Mr Parker-Randall – Bridlington School SENCO
Miss Blake – Bridlington School SENCO

Mr Parker-Randall and Miss Blake are the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinators. Mr Parker-Randall has vast experience in the area and is joined by Miss Blake from September 2021. Both of our SENCOs works closely with all current, future and past students to make sure that they are receiving the help that they need in school to best access the education that Bridlington School has to offer.

The Pastoral Managers

  • Mrs Beasley– Year 7
  • Miss Stirk – Year 8
  • Mrs Raybauld– Year 9
  • Mrs Baxter – Year 10
  • Mr Broadley– Year 11

The pastoral managers are a group who work tirelessly with their year groups to make sure all students have an immediate port of call if they are having issues at school. They will help to solve fallouts and disputes and lend a sensitive ear to the needs of their pupils, often as a first step on the road to receiving help.

Current support available:

SMASH – group sessions (all day, once a week for 12 weeks) and 121 sessions

Group sessions cover a full term and a variety of topics such as healthy relationships, managing worry, anxiety, sleep hygiene, anger management, healthy eating.

121 sessions are bespoke and cater to the individuals needs

Emotional Well-being Team

Consists of Child Well-being Workers, Child Well-being Practitioners and BACP registered Counsellors who use a variety of methods including CBT to support our students

School Nurse Appointments (Appointment system rather than drop in)

Appointments are available every Wednesday with a member of our local School Nursing Team and support can vary from a chat to a full Health Needs Assessment.

Child Therapist

Qualified in the following fields to support our students:

Play Therapist – Integrative – non-directive/directive approaches

SEND Lead Practitioner

Parent Child Attachment Family Practitioner

AutPlay Therapist

Rewind Treatment Therapist (PTSD)

Pastoral Manager for Well-being

An extension of the Pastoral Team but also works as part of the safeguarding team; providing support to students who are struggling with their mental health and well-being.

Works closely with and refers into external support services as mentioned above.

Advice can also be accessed online via Facebook or Instagram