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Advice and Guidance Services for Students -

Help & Advice for Students

If parents or students need to talk to someone privately or if you know of someone who needs help, the teachers detailed below have been specially trained to help with ALL situations.

Miss O'Reilly, Ms Noone, Mrs Town, Ms Snowden, Ms Slark, Miss Ellis, Miss Neary, Mr Stavrou, Miss Lawson, Mrs O'Connor, Miss Gray, Miss King, Mr Balachandran, Miss Hudspith, Ms Salomonczyk, Miss Wheeler, Miss Qureshi 

There are also other people who are here to help:

Tutor: the first port of call for parents about routine issues or queries.

Head of Year: Well-being Lead: for issues concerning behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

Head of Year: Learning Lead: for issues concerning progress, homework and assessment.

Subject Leader: for subject issues or concerns

Deputy SENDCo: to help students and families with additional learning needs.

Attendance Officer (Mrs Town): for attendance and punctuality issues.

Student Support Officer (Ms Cox): for issues concerning behaviour and emotional support.

The Deep Support (DS) Rooms are in the Edith Stein Centre (ESC) 

Useful links:

NSPCC – 020 7825 2500 www.nspcc.org.uk

Childline – 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) www.ceop.police/   www.thinkuknow.co.u


Community Police Liaison Officer:   PC Gregg Clark

Educational Psychologist: Daniel Tully

  •   Works closely with SENDCo and students who have concerns directly related to learning

Borough School Attendance Officer: Gill Harp

  • Will get involved when attendance falls below 90%
MENT4U: Tope Hunter
  • Offers 1:1 mentoring in personal and social issues, such as:
    Improving attendance
  • Raising self-esteem
  • Enabling re-engagement in school
  • Helping with problems in and outside school
  • Referral via Head of Year or Assistant Headteacher
School Counsellor:
Therese Lord
  • Deals with a wide range of emotional, academic and social issues
  • Aims to support emotional well-being
  • Referral via Head of Year or Assistant Headteacher
  • Meet on a Friday at break and lunch time in the Edith Stein Centre
Counselling Psychologist: Stephanie Ford
  • Trained to assess and treat a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety and trauma
  • Aims to support and help students manage their emotions
  • Referral via Head of Year
  • Meet on a Thursday at break and lunch time in the Edith Stein Centre
Careers Coordinator:
Mrs M Cretney
  • Offers advice and guidance for all aspects of Careers education
  • Provides a complete careers programme for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and post-16 Key Stage 5
  • Careers is located on the upper floor of the LCR. Open during term time on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Chaplain: Deacon Errol
  • Support provided for bereavement and loss
  • Restorative justice approach to bullying and friendship issues
  • Referral via Head of Year but available daily for guidance
  • Daily in Room 13 (Chaplaincy Room)
Art Therapist: Kerry Kinnell
  • Expert support for students affected by loss, bullying or family troubles.
  • Tailormade programmes, including Art and Play therapy
  • Referral via Head of Year or Assistant Headteacher
  • Drop in Clinic: Monday & Wednesday at break and lunch time in the Edith Stein Centre
Personal Pupil Advisor:
Tina O’Connor
  • The targeted approach - The main aims are working towards raising achievement and attendance whilst offering information, advice and guidance
  • Referral via Head of Year or self-referral via drop-in service
  • Drop in Clinic: Monday & Wednesday at lunch time in the Edith Stein Centre