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)
Mental Health First Aiders
Special Educational Needs Coordinator
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.
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 youngminds.org here
Information Leaflets, Books and Toolkits
Raising Teenagers: The Ultimate Guide (Book approx. £15)
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk (Book approx. £10)
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
- Starving The Depression Gremlin
External Support for Students and Parents
From 2nd September 2019, the way families and professionals access some parenting courses in Suffolk is changing. Referrals to the county parenting team should now be made through Suffolk’s online Portal (Make a Parenting Referral) The following courses are available:
Triple P (For a variety of age ranges)
Solihull Parenting Hubs
Parents/Carers can self-refer or a professional can support their referral. Please use the above link or contact
Mrs Land (KS4) or Mrs Arthur (KS3) in school on 01473 726178 if you require further information or assistance.
Other upcoming parenting courses and information sessions are regularly updated below.
Useful Websites and Further Reading
You may be interested in some of the websites listed below: