At Reach Academy there is a vast range of support available to you during your time with us. We understand that you need to be in a place where you feel able and ready to learn in order for you to achieve to your fullest potential. We strive to ensure all pupils are happy, healthy and safe and achieving their full potential.

A supportive practice is embedded throughout Reach Academy; our ethos and culture is to ensure every child is supported and encouraged to be the best they can be. At Reach Academy you will have a coach who will support with you academically on a day to day basis; whether it is about making sure you are organised for your lessons for the day ahead or supporting you in making sure you are taking the right options choices for Year 10.  Our pupil support provision offers and additional layer of support offering a number of interventions for pupils who are experiencing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties including the below:

  • 1-1 support to help them overcome personal difficulties
  • Small group work sessions to proactively support and develop social skills, confidence and resilience  
  • An 'open door' service which allows you to discuss worries or difficulties they are experiencing

Below is some additional information about the other support that is available to you during your time at Reach.

We work with Place2Be a children's mental health charity with over 25 years' experience working with pupils, families, and staff in UK schools. Our Place2Be service provides mental health support through one -to-one counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. A drop- in service is also available to you by self-referral. One-to-one sessions are allocated after an assessment of your needs.  Ad hoc drop-in sessions can be accessed by any pupil who would welcome support or a space to talk through any challenges they may be facing.

Our SENDCos oversee provision for pupils who need additional support in order access the curriculum. Depending on you level of need, some pupils may require short-term support, whilst others may need support and intervention longer term. The SEN Team offer practical advice and support to you to ensure that the provision you need to be happy and successful is available to you. Where more specialist advice or intervention is needed, the SENDCos will refer to agencies outside of school for additional support. 

We currently work with Education Wellbeing Practitioners (EWP) from the tier 2 CAMHS service who provide in school support. They offer 8 weeks of guided self-help which is a mix of learning new practical, skills for coping, and putting these into practice in your day to day life to support you with feelings of anxiety, low mood or low self-esteem.

If you need additional support outside of school we would recommend getting in touch with one of the following services:

Shout

Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained Crisis Volunteer. Every texter is connected with a real-life human being trained to bring people from a hot moment to a cool calm place through active listening and collaborative problem-solving.

Childline

When you call them on 0800 1111 you’ll get through to a counsellor, they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about.

Police

If you or somebody else is in danger, or it feels like a situation might get dangerous and you need support right away please call 999.

CEOP

Help children stay safe online. If anybody acts inappropriately towards you or another child or young person online (such as sexual chat, or being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable); you can report it here.