Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Hope Academy, we aim to promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing for our whole school community and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives. We acknowledge and understand that children’s mental health is a crucial factor in their overall emotional wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement at school. Our personal mental health and emotional wellbeing is a universal, significant and powerful feature of who we are as human beings - it is an indicator of social, emotional and physical wellness. Young people’s happiness, life satisfaction and positive functioning are influenced by mental health and emotional wellbeing. Good mental health and emotional wellbeing allows individuals to learn, grow and develop as individuals – it is an integral and essential aspect of human life to ensure that young people can make the most of their unique potential, flourish and show resilience when they face any challenges in life.

The Department for Education (DfE) recognises that, ‘in order to help their children to succeed; schools have a role to play in supporting them to be resilient and mentally healthy.’ Schools can create a nurturing and supportive environment for young people to ensure that they reach their full potential; develop their self-esteem; overcome adversity and build their resilience.

Our role, in school, is to encourage positive mental health and emotional wellbeing and ensure that our children are equipped with the necessary skills to manage their feelings, emotions and any experiences that they may face in life. Furthermore, our aim is to help develop protective factors, and build resilience, in a school where:

  • All children are valued
  • All children have a sense of belonging and feel safe
  • All children feel able to talk openly, to a trusted adult, about their mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • All children feel that positive mental health and emotional wellbeing is promoted and valued

At Hope Academy, we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people. We believe in working together, as a community, team and family. We act with determination. Whatever issues our students, their families, the school, our team or the community face, we always support each other, react compassionately and pull together. Finally, we are committed to actively making a real difference to young people’s lives. Our moral purpose is reflected in our school’s curriculum intent, mission statement and core values of Respect, Courage and Ambition.

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Policy 2022 onwards


  • 24/05/2024 We had a brilliant end to this half term at Craft Club in our library this lunchtime! Students made kindness cards to send to friends, family and even to their cats (Happy Birthday Bobby)🐱! 🤩👏 Thanks to Samuel and Nicholas for leading the session 🌟🌟🙏🙏
  • 24/05/2024 Take a bow year 11! Rest and recharge over half term and get ready to be awesome once again! ❤️ 👏
  • 24/05/2024 Thank you Miss Green, it was great to see the students having so much fun! Thanks to you and Miss Davies for all your hard work and support. The students had an amazing time 🇪🇸👏🏼
  • 24/05/2024 A huge shout out to Miss Hand for organising a truly fabulous trip to Barcelona! We are all so grateful to you for your hard work & dedication. All 3 staff members have loved every minute & are so proud of the 24 wonderful girls that were an absolute delight on this trip 🇪🇸⚽️💚
  • 24/05/2024 As our academies finish for , we hope the All Saints Multi Academy Trust community takes this time to relax and recharge.We look forward to welcoming you back 😄
  • 24/05/2024 Inspirations of the week this week: Olivia G, Victoria I Aaron R and the Amazing 7G- all of you had amazing feedback and I am so proud to have you all in ! Keep being the amazing superstars you are!
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  • 24/05/2024 I really struggled to pick 1 student this week as Year 11 have just been amazing. They have been back in RE lessons revising for other subjects and have shown fab dedication to their exams. 👏🏼💚
  • 24/05/2024 This morning were visited by The National Careers Service. Thank you for the information and opportunities you told our students about
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  • 24/05/2024 Thank you so much to everybody who responded to our plea to help restock our food table - it's now lovely and full, ready for families to use whenever it is needed 😊🙏
  • 24/05/2024 🌟 Congratulations to Harmony C, Mr. Bailey's Student of the Week! Harmony has expertly and clearly articulated what she has learned in computing this year. Well done, Harmony! 👏💻