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Pastoral Care & Wellbeing


The school provides various types of support to help our pupils when things aren’t going so well. Apart from their tutor, Head of House or Head of Year 7 who may be able to sort certain issues fairly quickly, the following people and services are on-site if they are needed

First Aid – there are various qualified First Aiders around the school, but pupils can go directly to Student Reception situated in H Block

School Nurse – is available for a weekly drop-in Thursday at lunchtime in the main reception meeting room.

Phone Support




Free support for children 24 hours a day
Tel: 0800 1111




Wiltshire Council

Parenting courses - Wiltshire Council There are currently spaces Parental Relationship programmes starting in January 2024 which parents can book directly onto. This includes: 

  • Within My Reach (Virtual via Teams) - for parents who are together
  • Triple P Family Transitions (Virtual via Teams) - for separated parents 

There are also 'Helping My Child with...' courses. 





On your Mind Website Information for children, young people, parents and carers including links to resources and organisations that can support emotional wellbeing, including counselling. 


Anti-Bullying Alliance   Provides tools and information, including support around cyber, sexual and gender related bullying.


Epic Friends  To support children and young people to help their friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally.


Teentalk Free and confidential support for young people aged 10-25 in North and West Wiltshire. Services are offered face-to-face at their sessions in Melksham, Chippenham, and Westbury. They can also offer telephone/video support for other areas. Referrals can be made by professionals, parents or young people themselves. They also offer solutions, focused on anger management skills and free information sessions by YGAM (Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust) with a 75-minute gaming and gambling awareness session for parents, grandparents and guardians.


The Mix Counselling Service

The Mix offers a short-term counselling service to help young people under 25. This can be over the phone or on their Webchat service. They will help support young people who are struggling with bereavement, anxiety, gender identity, low mood and self-esteem. The online is webchat counselling (typing) opposed to something like webcam/teams, so may be useful for anyone who has difficulty engaging verbally/talking but prefer typing. You can self-refer using their online referral form.


Wiltshire Mind a local independent Mental Health Charity based in Melksham and provides County-wide services.


Rethink Rethink supports people with mental illnesses through a range of services, groups and training.


Childline offers advice about self-harm coping techniques, in addition to free, confidential support for children 24 hours a day


Barnardo’s Barnardo’s are a charity who have a wide range of support services for young people, including counselling.


Charlie Waller

The Charlie Waller Trust is a mental health charity, educating young people and those with responsibility for them, about their mental health and wellbeing. 

Charlie Waller Trust, mental health charity


How I Cope: A young person’s guide

This website offers lots of short videos to help with teaching strategies to support young people in difficult times.

These videos cover many different topics, including techniques to regulate emotions, positive thinking and distraction techniques.


We Heart CBT

This website offers downloaded self-help booklets to help and cope with low mood and difficult emotions. Can be used by teens or for parents with younger children.

Wiltshire Treehouse

Wiltshire Treehouse supports children & young people who have been affected by the death of someone important to them. They will be offering a bereavement support programme called NEST near Trowbridge starting in 2024. 


The CoRAY project developed a pack of mental health resources which parents can use to have helpful, open and empathetic conversations at home.

Mental Health Apps

Calm Harm

Reduces urges to self-harm and manage emotions in a more positive way. Free. 


Catch It

Learn to manage negative thoughts and look at problems differently. Free. 



(currently being tested in the NHS). Create music to reflect emotions like joy, sadness nd anger to help express how you feel. Free. 



Quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Free


Feeling Good; positive mindset

Use audio tracks to help relax your body and mind and build your confidence. Free, with in-app purchases



Connect confidentially and securely with mental health therapists using instant messaging. Free in some areas


My Possible Self:  The Mental Health App

Learn how to manage fear, anxiety and stress and tackle unhelpful thinking. Free, with in-app purchases. 



An onnline sleep improvement programme, clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster. Free in some areas. 


Stress & Anxiety companion

Breathing exercises. Relaxing music and games to help calm your mind and change negative thoughts. Free, with in-app purchases. 


Student Health App

Reduce your worries, feel more confident and get the health information you need as a student. Free. 



Get round-the-clock support from therapists to help you cope with stress and anxiety. Free. 



Notice, record and manage your worries using cognitive behavioural therapy techniques. Free. 



Pastoral Care

At Corsham School, the pastoral care extended throughout the school is very important to us. Relationships between students and staff are strong and a caring, friendly atmosphere is evident.  

Please see below details of Heads of Houses and Tutors.

Your first point of contact in case of any queries please 

Year 7

Head of Year 7 - Ms Emma Fairbairn

7B1        Alice Gould                           

7B2        Rebecca McCarthy-Carter  

7F1        Tamsin Pearce                      

7F2        Hayley Ghent                        

             & Sarah Gleave                      

7H1       Mairead Rolfe                       

7H2       James Thedham                    

7S1       Sam Bussell                            

7S2       Chantelle Patton-Hallett       


Burlington House

Head of House - Andrea Howard  

8B1      Isobel Griffiths                       

8B2      Hannah Walker                      

9B1      Ben Richards                          

9B2       Lisa Hill                                   

10B1     Louise Holden                       

10B2     Dave Brown                           

11B1     Sophie Westlake                    

11B2     Paul Fletcher                          


Head of House - Ms Laura Sutton

8F1      Emily Weston                        

8F2      Vinh Dao                               

9F1      Bryan Langley                       

9F2      Becky Davison-Smith            

10F1    Santosh Balu                                                         

10F2    Sarah Humphreys                 

11F1    Caroline Morgan                   

             & Jen Jenkins                         

11F2    Eunice Ndiritu                        


Head of House - Mr Phil White     

8H1   Rowena Ewens                        

& Vikki Ericsson                                 

8H2   Richard Curtis                          

        & Jen Jenkins                              

9H1    Emma Vogwell                        

9H2    Karla Mawby                           

10H1   Nic Proud                                

10H2   Sara Knight                            

11H1   Sam Lusted                             


Head of House - Mr Paul Fox        

8S1     Liz Killigrew                             

           & Shilvanti Mahmood            

8S2     Emma Stevens                        

            & Jen Jenkins                           

8S3     Alison Wright                          

            & Stephanie Kynaston           

9S1     Amelia Coe                              

9S2     Julia Browne                             

10S1   Jamie O'Pray                            

11S1   Alison Crawley                         

11S2   Liz Hjelm                                  

           & Francis McInally (Fri)