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Student Support Services

Whole school assemblies during week commencing 11th March have focused on the variety of support services available to our students within school. Please find attached details of the information shared with students during assemblies which covers the main services available, what support they can offer and how students can access their support. If you have any further questions or queries, please contact your child’s Head of House in the first instance.

School Counsellor: Sue Dodds

When?
Tuesday 9am-3pm, Wednesday 10am-3pm, Thursday 10am-3pm
Where?
Community Inclusion Room in the Clic
Why?
Family issues, Friendship issues, Behaviour, Anxiety, Bullying, Issues affecting your mood, Self-esteem, Confidence.
How?
Referral by Head of House

School Nurse: Helen Lilley

When?
Monday 9am-12pm
Where?
Community Inclusion Room in the Clic
Why?
Having difficulty with an emotional issue that is affecting daily life, for example, school attendance, friendships, sleep.
How?
Referral by Head of House

School Nurse Drop In: Stacey Soulsby/Helen McCann

When?
Thursday 12.30-1.30pm.
Where? 
Community Inclusion Room in the Clic
Why?
You can come and talk to us about keeping healthy, drugs and alcohol, sexual health, relationships, smoking and weight management. We will be commencing a C-Card Scheme which is a confidential service where you can obtain free contraceptives. This is only available to Year 10 and Year 11 students. Sign up sessions will be offered on 18th & 21st March, 3.30-4.30pm.
How?
Attend the drop in, if you need to speak to a school nurse outside of this time, your Head of House can contact us to come in to school – they do not need to know why you need us.

Police Community Support Officers: CSO Cardus/CSO Scott/CSO Cody/CSO Peverall

When?
We are apart of the local Neighbourhood Policing Team which work shifts which include earlies and late finishes working on a 5 week rota.
Where?
Police Station, The Galleries, Washington, NE38 7RY. A lot of the time you can find us out on the streets on the beat.
Why?
Emergencies, intelligence, local issues in your area or even just for a chat.
How?
You can contact us on 999 and 101 via phone. As well  as email by following the links online, you can also pop down to the front office of the police station Monday-Friday or you can request our support by talking to your Head of House.