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.
Mr Clare – Deputy Head and Designated School Lead on Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mr Clare is the school’s Mental Health First Aider and the senior lead on Mental Health and Wellbeing. He has a strategic lead on the school’s developing Mental Health and Wellbeing Agenda and is the Chair of the Wellbeing Award for Schools group. He is a psychology graduate and teacher and works closely with all members of staff to train and develop their skills in helping children cope with mental health and enjoy a positive wellbeing.
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
Mr Parker-Randall is the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator and has vast experience in the area. He 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
Mrs Bolton – Year 8
Mrs Raybauld – Year 10
Mr Garland-Collins – 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.
By linking the two important areas of education and health, the School Nurse plays a vital role within the school. As well as helping students with specific issues, they also carry out routine checks such as vaccinations and immunisations. They offer free, confidential advice to all students on a range of issues, from emotional well-being to online safety.
Weekly School Nurse drop-ins:
Where: The Old general Office
When: Friday 12:45- 13:30
Advice can also be accessed online via Facebook or Instagram: facebook.com/EastRidingISPHNS/ instagram.com/isphns_eastriding