Wellbeing | Highcliffe School


The wellbeing and safety of our students is of the utmost importance to the staff and governors at Highcliffe School. We know that the emotional and physical wellbeing of our students is vital to ensuring they are ready to learn and make the most of the many opportunities available to them at our school. 

We are proud to have been awarded AcSEED Accreditation for our mental health provision in school. The AcSEED review team were particularly impressed with the following aspects of our provision:

  • Comprehensive Mental Health and Wellbeing policy.
  • Mindfulness group.
  • Dedicated days/week to acknowledge and inform about different wellbeing topics.
  • PSHCE Curriculum.
  • Carousel of self-help & wellbeing literature available in library.
  • Dedicated table for anxious students in canteen.
  • Mental Health Focus Group.
  • Introduction to Mental Health evening for parents.
  • Mental Health Support Worker.
  • Jubilee Building supporting students with school-based anxiety.
  • Students have access to many different counselling services and health professionals.
  • Peer Mentor Scheme.
  • Lanyards identifying Peer Mentors.
  • Young Carers breakfast club.
  • Fortnightly check-in with looked after children.
  • Introduction to mental health training for TAs to support & mentor students with anxiety.

The information in this section of the website is intended to direct you to sources of information, help and support. 

However, you should always speak to your child’s Pastoral Lead or Head of Achievement if you have a concern.  

Online Support 

If you are having difficulties with someone or something in or out of school there are many ways in which you can report it in order to get help. You can go and see your tutor, Pastoral Lead or Head of Achievement. Sometimes the first conversation is the most difficult, so if you prefer, you can complete the online form in MyHighcliffe and we will refer it to the best person to help you (students only - Parents should make contact via the school office).


Please note: 

The Pastoral Support Button is monitored during term time on school days only. We want you to use the button whenever you are struggling whether it is a school day or not, but if you use the button from 3pm Friday or in a school holiday, your concern is unlikely to be actioned before the next school day.

If you are experiencing significant difficulties and cannot wait until the next school day for support, please talk to a trusted adult at home and/or seek support from one of the following agencies: Childline : Telephone 0800 1111, Samaritans : 116 123, National Bullying Helpline: 0300 3230169, SHOUT: Text SHOUT to 85258

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse. Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school soon after they have been called to a domestic incident. All Key Adults (DSL/DDSL) have attended an Operation Encompass local briefing as well as national online training. Our Key Adults are Mrs Giller, Mr Downs and Mr Davies. 

 If you need help or advice relating to domestic abuse please click here

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