Our students are provided with a strong pastoral system giving them the support and care they need to realise their potential, make rapid progress and achieve.
We have a House System and every child is allocated to a House. The House System provides opportunities for students in all year groups to work together in friendly competition and earn a variety of different rewards. There is a weekly Reward Point Competition and students take part in several different House events during the course of the year from all areas of school life.
Parents and carers are encouraged to get involved with their child’s education and to visit the academy on a regular basis, whether for special events or to hear about their child’s progress.
Students are rewarded for excellent effort and contributions to the school using Reward Points. The system is designed to motivate students to achieve their full potential, both in class and through extra-curricular activities.
There is an opportunity for celebration for all students through a number of different events which share students’ success and show pride in their achievements.
Information for young people and families in Merton:
Healthy living and eating
Alive n' Kicking is a specialist service who provide help and support students and their families on healthy eating and nutrition: 020-8646-7795E firstname.lastname@example.org
Eating Disorders Association Youth Line: 0845-634-7650
NHS Smoking Helpline: 0800-169-0169
Stop Smoking Service: 020-8725-0981
Emotional Wellbeing and positive mental health
Saneline (Mental Health): 0845-767-8000
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) CAMHS is used as a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing. This service is for children and adolescents up to the age of 18 who are experiencing mental health problems 020 8254 8061
Hearts & Minds - drop-in group A weekly drop-in run by a peer support group for young people experiencing mental health issues. Hearts & Minds is run by volunteers who have experience of mental illness themselves. The group offers a relaxed space to either join in with different activities or just have a chat. email@example.com NHS Direct: 0845 4647
The Mix - Essential support for under 25s The Mix (formerly YouthNet) provides information and emotional support for young people in the UK. Offers peer support and advice and guidance to support young people with challenges they may face, including in the areas of mental health, sex and relationships, crime and safety, bullying, drugs and alcohol. 0808 808 4994 (free) https://www.themix.org.uk
National Self-Harm Network Forum An online forum providing crisis support, information and resources, advice, discussions and distractions. Closely monitored, available 24/7 The NSHN Forum is a support site, a safe environment to help understand the mechanisms resulting in self harm and cope with it and related problems. http://www.nshn.co.uk/forum/index.php
Young Minds (Mental Health): www.youngminds.org.uk
Off the Record Free and confidential counselling to young people aged 11-25 in the Borough of Merton.See website for more information on drop in service every Wednesday. https://www.talkofftherecord.org/merton/
Drugs and Alcohol misuse
FRANK - Friendly, confidential drugs advice FRANK provides friendly, free and confidential information 24/7 for young people and their families about drugs, addiction, where to get help and what to do if you're worried that someone you know is taking drugs. 0300 123 6600 TEXT 82111 firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch 22 - drugs, alcohol and sexual health support service in Merton a specialist service that supports young people to reduce the use of substances, promote sexual health and positive health choices through early intervention, prevention and substance misuse treatment for young people 020 3701 8641/43 email@example.com
School Nursing Service School Nurses work with school-age children and young people to improve their health outcomes, support them with identified health needs and disability in school, and to ensure that they reach their full educational potential. School Nurses are based in community clinics and work in schools, 020 8102 3350
Check it Out (Sexual Health SW London) The Check It Out team offers a specialist sexual health service to young people. Contraception and sexual health drop-in services for young people under 20 are provided in clinics and schools in Sutton and Merton. 033 300 2100 (appointments) 020 3458 5115 Patrick Doody Clinic
Rape and Sexual Abuse - Support for girls and young women: 020-8683-3300
Survivors UK - Rape & Sexual abuse support for boys and young men: 0845-1221-201 - www.survivorsuk.org
Housing and Benefits Advice
CAB - Citizens Advice Bureau: 0870-128-8070
National Debtline: 0808-808-4000 www.nationaldebtline.co.uk
London Travel Information: 020-7222-1234 www.tfl.gov.uk
National Express Coach Enquiries: 08705-808-808 www.nationalexpress.com
National Rail Enquiries: 08457-48-49-50 www.nationalrail.co.uk
Information, Advice, Counselling & Support
Care Law - Information for young people in care www.carelaw.org.uk
ChildLine: 0800-1111 - www.childline.org.uk
Gamcare - Advice and support with gambling: 0845-6000-133
Jigsaw 4 U - Advocacy for looked after young people: 020-8687-1384
Kidscape - Anti bullying - www.kidscape.org.uk
NSPCC: 0808-800-5000 - www.there4me.com
Victim Support: 0845-30-30-90
Galop Helpline - Homaphobic violence and police issues: 020-7704-2040