At Noel-Baker Academy, we aim to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health.

Schools can be a place for children and young people to experience a nurturing and supportive environment that has the potential to develop self-esteem and give positive experiences for overcoming adversity and building resilience. For some, school will be a place of respite from difficult home lives and offer positive role models and relationships, which are critical in promoting children’s wellbeing and can help engender a sense of belonging and community. Our role in school is to ensure that children are able to manage times of change and stress, and that they are well supported to reach their potential or access help when they need it.

We also have a role to ensure that children learn about what they can do to maintain positive mental health, what affects their mental health, how they can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and where they can go if they need help and support.


Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy 2019

Mental Health and Wellbeing Newsletters


Our Mental Health Team  

Sarah Leach

Assistant Headteacher and SENCO

Helen MacLeod Chrissie Sargent Keshia Mellis

About us

The school office is open Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm during term time.