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 ‘Healthy Self-image’ and takes place at 7.00pm on Tuesday 18 June and 10.00am on Thursday 20 June 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.

Lottie Hearn, Deputy Headteacher, said: “Having a positive, healthy self-image is important for our young people. With social media being so influential when it comes to self-image, it can effect on many of our students and their mental health. Having help and support around this topic, in this month’s Zoom parent meeting, is really beneficial .”