The well-being of all members of our school community is of great importance to us at Longridge High School. This page of our website has a wealth of information and links to useful websites that can help, pupils, their families and staff alike to gain a better understanding of mental health issues and how to help yourself or others that may be struggling.
In school, we offer a range of support for pupils and staff can also access support too. For pupils who are struggling, we offer in-house support from our mentors, Head’s of Year, Mental Health Ambassador, Designated Mental Health Lead and School Counsellor. We have a staff well-being group that meets to consider ways of enhancing well-being amongst our staff and run events to encourage team building and togetherness amongst our staff. We also have close links with a number of professionals and agencies that we can refer into should we feel that more appropriate than our in-house support.
The student support team consists of: –
Mrs K Rogers – Designated Mental Health Lead
Mrs E Place – Mental Health Ambassador
Mrs R Jackson – Head of Year 7
Miss K Stemp – Head of Year 8
Mrs N Taylor – Head of Year 9
Miss K Webster – Head of Year 10
Mr C Mochan – Head of Year 11
Mrs R Edwardson-Pye – Family Liaison Support / Mentor
Ms L Murdock – Pastoral Liaison Officer / Mentor
Ms C Shorrock – Mentor
Mrs S Evans – Mentor
Mrs J Singh – School Counsellor
We also promote positive well-being by offering our pupils a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs and activities. Many of these link into our House System where pupils are grouped vertically across all year groups, allowing a sense of belonging and cohesion to be felt across the school. PSHE lessons look at a wide range of emotional, well-being and mental health issues, whilst also helping pupils to develop resilience and life skills for when they leave school. Assemblies bring year groups together for themed presentations sometimes delivered by guest speakers who specialize in particular areas.