Who to talk to if you are worried about something

If you have a worry or an issue, it’s always best to talk to an adult about it. On this page you will find information about who you can talk to at the academy, and some organisations you can talk to outside of school hours.

The Pastoral Team is led and managed by dedicated members of the Senior Leadership Team.

People you can talk to during a school day

You can speak to any member of staff you feel comfortable speaking to, but remember, there are some members of staff who have special responsibilities for your welfare:

  • Head of Pastoral:- Mrs Deans
  • Year 7:- Miss Sleeth
  • Year 8:- Mrs Payne
  • Year 9:- Mr Cooper
  • Year 10:- Mr Hawkins
  • Year 11:- Mrs Hayes
  • Head of 6th Form:- Mr Johns
  • Deputy Head of 6th Form:- Mr Hart

People to talk to outside the academy

You might find you need to speak to someone at evenings, weekends and during holidays. We recommend the organisations below to our students.


A free, anonymous, confidential website where young people can go for online counselling support.

Childline | 0800 1111 | www.childline.org.uk  

A free 24 hour service by phone and online. Their website has some great information about a range of problems.

Samaritans | 116 123 | jo@samaritans.org

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Young Minds | www.youngminds.org.uk

A website with lots of information about mental health and the services that are available from the NHS.

We take health and wellbeing seriously

We are the lead school on Merseyside for Health and Wellbeing and we were voted ‘Outstanding School: Health and Wellbeing’ at the National Youth Sport Trust Awards. We believe in:


  • Collaboration: This is why we established, in 2014 the Healthy Futures Network, in partnership with the NHS, The University of Chester and 8 Secondary Schools across the North West of England
  • Student Voice: This is why, each year we ask our students to complete a comprehensive survey called ‘Fit to Succeed’ designed and administered by the Schools and Students Health Education Unit (SHEU)
  • Health and Wellbeing is EVERYBODY’S business!! We are rightly very proud of the work of our PE department in increasing activity levels amongst our students BUT we recognise the role that everyone in our school community and beyond plays in improving health and wellbeing. Our Health and Wellbeing Steering Group use the results of the Fit to Succeed Survey to plan, implement and review interventions and activities that we know are needed to create a happy, healthy community. We’ve got a long way to go!! We hope you will agree to join us on this journey!
  • Personal Best: We believe that we can all make small changes in our lifestyle that can improve our health and wellbeing. Our students are encouraged to be ‘better than yesterday’ rather than ‘better than the person next to you.’