St Alban's Catholic High School

Student Support

St Alban’s School has a strong Pastoral team of teaching and support staff that are dedicated to providing the best possible pastoral support for our students.

They offer a support network throughout the school, allowing your child to share their concerns and worries. The roles involved in our team include:

Student Support (Key Stage 3, 4 & 5)
School Chaplain
Safeguarding Officer
Special Educational Needs Coordinator
School Attendance Officer

The Safeguarding of our students is extremely important to us. Mr Horne is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. You are able to contact him directly through the school if you have any concerns.

We encourage parents to keep in regular contact with the school regarding any concerns. In the first instance, please contact your child’s form tutor who will involve the student support manager if necessary.

Anti-Bullying Approach

Details about our 'Bullying and the Restorative Approach' process can be found here

How to Claim Free School Meals

Details of how to claim free school meals and an online application form can be found here

Year 11s - GCSEs and Revision

For tips and advice on helping your child through exam season, you can find out more from here

Information Leaflets and Toolkits

Domestic Violence and Abuse Support

Gangs, Teenagers and Your Family

Helping Your Child with Anxiety

Mental Health - Useful Local Resources

Positive Sleep Routines

Self-help Workbooks for Children and Teenagers by Kate Collins-Donnelly 

  • Banish Your Body Image Thief
  • Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief
  • Starving The Anger Gremlin
  • Starving The Anxiety Gremlin
  • Starving The Exam Stress Gremlin
  • Starving The Stress Gremilin
  • Coming Soon - Starving The Depression Gremlin (due for release June 2019)

External Support for Parents

AMPARO Suffolk - Support for families affected by suicide - Information and Self-referral form

Raising Happy, Resilient Children Monthly Webinars


Triple P 'Raising Resilient Children & Feelings Group' (ages 5-11) Seminar, Kesgrave - Weds 1 May 2019, 4.00-5.00pm

Coastal Parenting Network - 5-Year Celebration (Parents, Carers, Grandparents & Families welcome), Felixstowe - Fri 3 May 2019, 9.30-11.30am

Who's in Charge? Parenting Programme, Ipswich - Tuesday mornings - starts 14 May 2019

Triple P 'Stepping Stones' for parents/carers of children with additional needs - afternoon course, Ipswich - starts 16 May 2019

Understanding the adolescent brain Seminar, Kesgrave - Sat 18 May 10.00am-12.00 noon


Positive Parenting Programme 'Triple P' (Teen) Tues evening course, Kesgrave - starts 4 June 2019

Positive Parenting Programme 'Triple P' (2-11 years) Weds afternoon course, Leiston - starts 5 June 2019

Positive Parenting Programme 'Triple P' (all ages) workshop, Woodbridge - Friday 14 June 2019, 9.15-10.45am

Useful Websites and Further Reading

You may be interested in some of the websites listed below:

Department for Education
Department of Health
Suffolk County Council - Education & Learning