Student & Parent Wellbeing

We understand the stress and anxiety that students and parents will be experiencing. Tutors will continue to keep a close eye on students’ resilience and wellbeing. We have excellent pastoral care in place for any student who requires it. Should you have any concerns about your child’s welfare, please do not hesitate to contact their tutor to discuss any additional support we can provide. You can also contact the Wellbeing team via email:

Your email will only go to the staff in this team: Mrs K Lowbridge, Miss Hanley & Mrs Lloyd.

The emails are checked between 9:00am and 3:30pm weekdays, during Term Time.


Free School Meal Vouchers 

If your son / daughter is eligible for Free School Meals, then you will have received an email from Edenred. The amount issued will be enough for four weeks. Please contact Reception on 0121 729 7220 if you are experiencing any difficulties or to update us with your contact details. 

Check whether you are eligible and make an application for free school meals here:

https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/birmingham


Parents and carers supporting home learning 

We know as parents and carers it can be difficult to know how best to support your child. Here are some quick tips for supporting your child outside of the virtual school day:  

  • ensure they are online for tutor time at 8.30 each morning
  • know your child’s timetable and ensure they stick to it
  • ask them about assignments set and what they still have left to complete
  • encourage them to use the screen breaks and plan their day to get lunch at the designated time
  • make some time for practical activities, such as arts and crafts, exercise in the afternoon 

Remember, you are not alone, many parents are facing the same challenges. Gov.UK provides some detailed guidance on the website.


Outside of the school community there are several support services available to students and parents:  

YoungMinds provide help and advice on mental health for both children and their parents. 

Every Mind Matters provides expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. 

For foodbanks visit Find Foodbanks Brum

Kooth is an online chat and resources website providing direct help for 10 – 25yr olds.  

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