Here at The Orme Academy we take pride in the range of support services on offer. In the first instance we encourage students and their parents to contact their form tutors with any issues relating to wellbeing and welfare. Within each year team we have a Head of Year and a non-teaching Pastoral Support Officer who will then triage requests for support to ensure that the right services are offered. Our SEND and Safeguarding Teams may also be involved at this stage, enhancing our in-house expertise. Sometimes we may need to access external support which we also offer on site. This includes emotional coaching, counselling with Younger Minds and more bespoke referrals for students with more complex needs.
To contact the Safeguarding Team directly, either for yourself, your child or a friend in need:
Mrs Caulkin (Designated Safeguarding Lead) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Barber (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) email@example.com
Emergency support out of school hours or during school holidays is available from First Response on 0800 1313126 if you think someone needs immediate help or are in danger.
Click on the MyVoice logo below if you have a concern that someone you know, or yourself, is not safe. You can make an anonymous report to inform the safeguarding team.
Click the icon to go to Childline, the most frequently used national support service.
Young people can also get free, confidential support at any time from government-backed voluntary and community sector organisations by:
•texting SHOUT to 85258
•calling the Mix on 0808 808 4994
The following organisations offer information and support on mental health and wellbeing, many of them have adapted their services to take into account increased awareness of mental health needs post-pandemic. Click on the icons.
For a really useful series of self help videos, aimed at younger students, check out Think Ninja APP from the NHS: