As a school, we use the HOPE mentoring approach to assist our students who need support, guidance and assistance in negotiating the challenges and complexities of teenage life. We have a specialist lead in this approach in Fiona Evans, Student Support, though all of this team are well-trained in this approach, and many students find the mentoring extremely valuable.

In addition, we use external counsellors to add to our support package so that we can assist wherever we can.

Equally, we are well aware that every parent wants their child to have the confidence and surety to deal with modern life and so we are flagging up an online HOPE Parent Support Session,

This Zoom session is entitled ‘Understanding Anger in Our Children and Teens’ and takes place at 7.00pm on Tuesday 23 April and 10.00am on Thursday 25 April and they represent a safe place to find information, to chat and to learn from one another through shared experience.

The link for this Zoom session is here.

Any parents who want more detail can contacted Keddie on 07508 176 043 or via

For more information view the HOPE flyer here.

Fiona Evans, HOPE Mentor Lead, said: “For many young people, anger can be an emotion they often struggle with – especially when it comes to venting their anger. It is important that we help and support our students in understanding this emotion so that they can manage life as resilient, well-rounded individuals.”