Support in School
If you need to talk to an adult regarding a concern, you can speak to your Tutor in the first instance. However, you also have a Head of Year to support your social and academic development and Student Wellbeing Coordinators attached to your year group, who can be contacted at any time during the school day.
If you do have a concern that you wish to report, you should tell one of these adults or if you would feel more comfortable writing it down, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No matter how big or small you think the problem may be, talking is a sign of strength and helps us to help you enjoy life at Esher High School. You can download our Student Support Card here, which you can use as a reminder of how to deal with any concerns you may have.
It is also important to know that staff at Esher High School are trained in ‘Restorative Approaches’, a technique developed by the police. This is proven to be the most effective way to manage and change negative behaviour, as it encourages each other to think about how the other person would feel in certain situations, and how one person’s actions can impact on another. It is a very supportive approach to working with children and one that we are passionate about at Esher High School.
Peer Mentors & Student Wellbeing Ambassadors
Over 70 students in Years 10 and 11 have been trained and actively support younger students in their tutor groups during the week, at breaks, lunchtimes and generally around the school. They offer a ‘friendly face’ for younger students to go to should they need support or advice and an alternative to a tutor or staff member. Students can be identified through their badges and are happy to support students at break, lunches or around the school site.
Peer Mentors support students by spending time in the Year 7 and 8 tutor groups to build relationships with the younger students and get to know them more.
Student Wellbeing Ambassadors have similar skills but have been trained in questioning skills and completed mental health training. They also support staff in the Wellbeing Zone during lunches and are around school.
You can ask your Tutor or Student Wellbeing Coordinator if you would like mentor or wellbeing support.