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Student Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

At Robert May’s School, we recognise that positive mental health and wellbeing are essential to the development of thriving and successful students. It is therefore vital to our aims as an organisation that we provide high quality mental health and wellbeing support.

We aim to ensure that our school:

  • reduces the stigma attached to mental health issues and promotes positive wellbeing in all students
  • provides a secure environment that encourages openness and trust
  • can respond effectively to concerns about students’ mental health
  • embeds the skills students need to make good decisions about their own mental health and wellbeing
  • offers comprehensive pastoral and medical support that is accessible to all students
  • encourages students to seek support or assistance and report concerns about others
  • provides guidance and training to staff to support and care for students

Providing a Network of Support

In addition to supporting individual students with mental health and wellbeing concerns, Robert May’s School will commit to making sure that all students can access a cohesive network of pastoral and medical services. These include:

  • our pastoral team
  • the medical room, which is open from 8.25am to 2.55pm
  • appointments with ELSA
  • appointments with the school counsellor
  • Wellbeing Ambassadors, who are trained to support their peers

The School also works closely with external agencies, who students can be referred to for support during or outside of the school day.

Mental Health Team:

Name & Role Picture Location Interesting fact

Mrs Ashley Ellison

AAHT - KS3 and Mental Health Lead

Ellison Ashley Office - H1 I once played basketball in an episode of the children's TV show 'The Worst Witch'

Mrs Abigail Gray

Director of Inclusion

Abigail Gray RP Office I have successfully completed the 3 Peak Challenge and ran a marathon!

Mrs Vicky Steele

Deputy DSL 
(Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Vicky Steele Office by
Heads offices
I spent 4 months in Malawi teaching English to students where I tried their local ‘delicacy’; boiled mouse!

Mr Phill Holt

Student Support


Student Support

(between DT1 & DT4)

I love to ride motorbikes and like to get out on mine when the sun is shining! 

I also love dogs and I have a British Bulldog called Winnie

Mrs Jo Lochman

Home School Link Worker & Student Support

Joanna Lochman

Student Support

(between DT1 & DT4)

I've attended over 20 music festivals and love to dance!

I  have an Old English Sheepdog called Rudi - who is the size of a small pony!

Mrs Karen Davison


Davison Karen Office by H1 / opp IT Support I was an RSPCA Inspector for 12 years and love animals - my favourite animal is the wolf

Miss Carole Coatanroch

Teacher / 
MH FIrst Aider

Carolecoatanroch L3 I went to a tea party in Buckingham palace given by Prince Charles ( he was not yet King at the time!)

Mrs Rhiane Matson

Learning Coach /
MH FIrst Aider

RhianMatson HUB I love music festivals and got engaged whilst watching my favourite band at Reading Festival

Mrs Amie McDonald

Registered Counsellor

Aime Mcdonald

Next to IT Support

I was part of the 1st all female team to raft the Zanskar River in the Himalayas

Sarah Morrison

Registered Counsellor

Sarah Morrison Next to IT Support I play in a recorder group called the “Tootlers”

Joe Quince


JOE QUINCE - I am a keen boxer and massive West Ham fan!

Wellbeing Ambassadors - Our Wellbeing Ambassadors are a fantastic group of students from Year 9 and 10 who have been trained to help promote awareness of how we can all support good mental health. They provide mentoring for students and deliver assemblies and tutor time activities. 

Wellbeing ambassadors

Who can I talk to?

Anti-bullying Charter

All students in Year 7 sign up to our Anti-bullying charter by decorating a paper hand and adding it to the charter which is displayed in tutor rooms.


The document below outlines the steps that are taken when an instance of unkind behaviour is reported:


Let’s all Talk Mental Health

Let’s all Talk Mental Health Website

Let's All Talk Mental Health is an online hub dedicated to parents, caregivers, and educators providing informative, incisive & practical help to support teenagers dealing by mental health challenges.

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