We are delighted to announce that Stoke Newington School has been accredited the Wellbeing Award for Schools, a nationally-recognised award, administered by Award Place and The National Children’s Bureau. This award demonstrates Stoke Newington School’s ongoing to commitment to pupil and staff wellbeing, as well as that of the wider community.

Mental health and wellbeing are increasingly a central consideration within the school and within the wider community. We have a number of different processes to help students who feel that they may need to talk to someone about their mental health or get support for someone they are concerned about.

Students can self-refer to one of the school pastoral counsellors, Jo Mahoney, Lorna DeLa Para Thomas and Samantha Kwok.

Students can also approach any member of staff that they feel confident with, their Form Tutor or a class teacher with any concerns. All staff have been trained in what to do should a student approach them with concerns about their mental health or that of a friend.

As a school we take all aspects of a young person’s wellbeing seriously but we are first and foremost a school so as well as contacting us to let us know your concerns we strongly recommend that you contact your GP to discuss any concerns that you may have about your young person.

We place great emphasis on the welfare of our school community and provide support, information and guidance to help everyone at our school feel happy. We also celebrate the diverse and inclusive nature of our school community and recognise the faiths, beliefs and needs held by all.

Please see below for mental health & wellbeing information, signposting to local services and advice for parents.