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Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing Centre

Leaders have developed a well-being centre to help pupils with their mental and physical health. Pupils see this as a unique aspect of the school and are positive about the help they receive there.

Ofsted 2023

Lower Academy Wellbeing Centre Staff

S Peake
Designated Safeguarding Lead

J Russell
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


V Oddy
Designated Safeguarding Lead for Enhanced Provisions

L Sherman
Senior Mental Health Lead

N Hullyer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for Enhanced Provisions

We recognise and understand that we all cope in different ways. 

The Lower Academy Wellbeing Centre offers support for our students in times of need.  Dealing with your own issues such as anxiety, mental health, wellbeing, self-regulation, or bereavement can be a barrier to success.  The aim of the Wellbeing Centre is to ensure you are not alone. 

The Lower Academy Wellbeing Centre is a safety net for students who are not currently able to engage with lessons fully, and offers short and long-term interventions that are flexible for all. 

As a Trauma Perceptive Practice school, our staff are trained to support children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences. There is a rolling programme of external agency support available to all, including counsellors, the school nurse and small group support. 

A nurture programme is available if students are identified as requiring a small group provision with a bespoke timetable, delivered by trauma perspective trained staff. 

The Lower Academy Wellbeing Centre has resourced learning zones where students can access a curriculum of pre-recorded lessons, recorded by subject specific teaching staff, if they are unable to access their lessons for small periods of time.  

Our student-centred support is designed to achieve the best possible outcomes and enable all to fulfil their potential. 

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s mental health please submit your information via the contact us page, making sure to select the 'Wellbeing' option.