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Welfare at Kings’

Your welfare is of the utmost importance to us all here at Kings’. Sometimes when things are tough it’s hard to know where to start or who to turn to for advice, support, or simply a listening ear. 

Asking for help 

Kings’ is a friendly and supportive place and your tutors, Head of Year, and the Welfare Team are always available to listen. If you don’t know who to talk to you can contact any of the people below and we can put you in touch with a friendly face or a professional helper who is ready to be there, just for you.  

Don’t be afraid to ask, you might be surprised how helpful we can be.  

Safeguarding Team

Mrs Berridge
Mr Jeckells
Mr Rossiter
Dr Adams
Mrs Hutton
Mr Simpson
Mrs Payne

Designated Safeguarding Governor
Dr Steve Bailey

Welfare Team

Mrs Berridge Guidance Manager
Mr Nichols Pastoral Support Worker
Mrs Baxter Pastoral Support Worker

Please email us. If you choose to contact the welfare team by email, please say “For the attention of the welfare team” – your email will be treated with the strictest confidence

Head of Year Teams

Year 7: Mr C Marwood (HOY),
Miss N Stringer (DHOY)
Year 8: Miss S Clarkson (HOY)
Mrs I Mackay (DHOY),
Year 9: Miss H Wood (HOY),
Miss A Sketcher (DHOY)
Year 10: Mr A Chainey (HOY),
Mr C Beale (DHOY)
Year 11: Mr M Gunning (HOY),
Mrs B Sessions-King (DHOY),

mindfulness

Imagine yourself walking up to centre court at Wimbledon. You are one point away from winning the final, raising the trophy and the hopes of a nation. However, it has been the toughest match of your life, your opponent has won the last 3 points and is set to come back. This could be the turning point of the match. You can feel the tension in the air, the sun is directly in your eyes and you have a bad habit of mistiming your serve when you are tense. Your heart is racing and your racquet hand is starting to shake. You’ve never been in this situation before. Imagine the thoughts that are going through your head. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just focus on the task at hand?

This situation is the perfect example of where the practice of Mindfulness can be helpful. Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment on purpose and without judgement. With practice, it is a technique that can alter our perceptions of a situation and allow us to respond skilfully rather than react as usual. Some sportspeople have found it helps raise performance and research has shown that it can help others cope better with daily stresses and lead happier, healthier lives.

Kings’ School is currently running a trial Mindfulness course for pupils based on the .b curriculum developed by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MISP). More information on Mindfulness and the .b curriculum being taught can be found on the MISP website.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Mindfulness at Kings’ School please get in touch.

If you have specific worries or issues, or want to talk to someone outside school, here are some organisations set up specifically to help you. 


Beat – The Eating Disorders Association

0808 801 0677

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. They began life in 1989 as the first national charity for people with eating disorders because of a merger of two local charities. Called the Eating Disorders Association, they have grown and developed over time to become Beat.


NSPCC Child Protection Helpline

0800 800 500


ChatHealth

  • for health advice by text message

07507 332160


Talk to Frank

0800 776 600

www.talktofrank.com is a site operated by Public Health England (“We”). Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health and has an office at Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UG.


The Samaritans

08457 90 90 90


Drinkline

Drinkline, a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else’s. Call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm)

03001231110


Childline

0800 11 11


Youth Access

  • discuss problems confidentially
  • put you in touch with someone locally

0208 772 9900


LGBTQ+


CEOP – for internet issues


Kidscape

0207 730 3300


RASAC

  • Rape and Sexual Assault Counselling Service
  • based in Winchester

0208 772 9900