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16/01/20

The Year 8 Boys Football team picked up a much deserved first win of the season, with a 3-1 win over Glenthorne this afternoon. ⚽️ 🏆 https://t.co/jOktvmWFYO

16/01/20

Fun in origami club today! https://t.co/lFuWpctCkH

15/01/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Great effort and attitude from Sutton Striders yesterday. Braving for their first training session of the term https://t.co/MSyUJVzkj0

15/01/20

Thank you to everyone who came to the Year 8 Curriculum Evening tonight. We really appreciate your support. The presentation is available to download from our website here: https://t.co/qTFZ76TXMU

10/01/20

Today we had 24 science teachers from Korea visit our school. Thank you very much to the prefects who showed them round - they all did a great job. https://t.co/pCyAc1plu9

08/01/20

Last term a scientist from the ICR awarded prizes to Yr 7 for their amazing 3D models of cells. Prizes: 1st Edward (7U8), 2nd Viviene (7U8), 3rd Ismail (7S5). Six runners up: Jake (7H2), Ella (7A3), Leo (7U8), Evie-May (7U7), Rohal (7U8), Ethan (7H2). Well done all! https://t.co/S9jjwt4lyf

07/01/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 8 working fantastically hard in their first Music lesson of 2020 today https://t.co/SzRj8RXN6F

06/01/20

Retweetd From Jigsaw Arts Sutton

SINGING , DANCING, DRAMA AND CONFIDENCE! It’s under two weeks now until our new term begins at ! To book your two week trial visit https://t.co/JPUDtbzY5e or call 02086883409 https://t.co/wUsTzu0qtu

05/01/20

Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing all of our students on Tuesday morning. We have an Inset Day tomorrow. Don’t forget that our most recent school newsletter is packed full of news from last term and information about upcoming events. https://t.co/oJpSJYDKn8

28/12/19

We hope you enjoyed our recent school newsletter. If you haven't read it yet, please do - it's packed full of news, photos, and information about the term ahead. https://t.co/Dyge9o887R https://t.co/ky8MVFy2ym

25/12/19

Merry Christmas to all our students, staff, neighbours and families. 🎄🎅🏻 https://t.co/s29FNWC8c5

21/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Congratulations to the first six Year 7 students who won Commendations from our Principal in our End of Term Celebration Assembly. They have consistently demonstrated all of the characteristics we encourage our students to have. Fantastic work guys! https://t.co/pLlDsLfhpj

20/12/19

Here are some extracts from our latest newsletter which was published today. Please take some time to look through it with your child over the holidays. We hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/Dyge9o887R https://t.co/LoVVFG19nZ

20/12/19

Well done to Annabelle P who won the advent competition. What lovely entries! They are all wonderful. https://t.co/fqFYd0pnIy

20/12/19

We are delighted to share our second school newsletter: https://t.co/Dyge9o887R It's packed full of wonderful photos and exciting news. We hope you enjoy it.

19/12/19

Lunch at HASU! https://t.co/A8GhMWOLG5

19/12/19

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Year 7 students enjoying their family Christmas Lunch. https://t.co/qIPkBQUXkA

19/12/19

Christmas Lunch! https://t.co/GUeURGpNtF

19/12/19

Love the festive jumpers today! https://t.co/wnuOnm2Uwq

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Counselling

Our friendly and professional school nurse, counsellor and wellbeing officer support students who are suffering from emotional difficulties at our school. These may be caused by many things, adapting to changes, events in the family such as divorce or bereavement, problems in relationships with relatives or friends, and academic pressure such as exam stress, to name but a few.

We offer:

  • One-to-one emergency meetings with the wellbeing officer
  • Weekly one-to-one sessions – short or long term with the school nurse
  • Drop-in and emergency walk in sessions with the school nurse
  • Consultation for parents, guardians and school staff

What is counselling?
Counselling is having someone to talk to and feeling safe to speak your mind, knowing that you will be listened to without being judged, even if the feelings are difficult ones such as anger or hate. It is about having the time to find solutions to your own problems and explore your own feelings so that you can learn efficiently and live happily.

What happens at a one-to-one session?
One-to-one sessions with the school nurse or counsellor usually last about 30 minutes. The point is that students can talk about how they feel but they often do other things as well, such as drawing, writing, playing games. Sessions take place in the medical room on Tuesdays between 12-2PM. They are a great way to get quick support. Students don’t need an appointment – they can just turn up and when the school nurse is free she will invite them in for a chat. Students may like to do this from time to time or we may add them to our waiting list for longer term counselling if that is what they need. In this instance, parents will be contacted and asked for their permission for the counselling to commence.

How many sessions can one have?
Everyone is different. Some students may only need to come once or twice, some may benefit from a longer term plan. When you are referred to the service you will have a chat with the counsellor and they will make a recommendation.

Is counselling confidential?
What students discuss within the sessions is confidential. However, if the counsellor believes that there is any danger to a student or anyone else, they must pass it on to the school’s Safeguarding Lead. On occasion the counsellor may also discuss a case with their supervisor to make sure they are offering the best possible service but the supervisor will also keep this confidential.

Mental health is equally important as physical health and we work closely with school’s pastoral & teaching staff to ensure the right kind of support is put in place.