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Supporting Our Students

Our Approach

Public Health England’s Evidence shows a link between student’s health and wellbeing and attainment. The 2014 briefing shows that students with better health and wellbeing are likely to achieve better academically and are more likely to have effective social-emotional competencies. The culture, ethos and environment of a school influence the health and wellbeing of pupils and their readiness to learn, a positive association exists between academic attainment and physical activity levels of students.

Our vision is to provide a supportive learning environment which promotes student’s social-emotional development, prevents development of mental health challenges, and addresses social-emotional problems that currently exist.

We will do this by supporting staff training and wellbeing; by implementing effective strategies to children, families, and staff; by facilitating mental health services for students who need them; and by continuing to develop ways that enable staff and students to gain a greater positive health and wellbeing in order to benefit their everyday life and lead to their better academic achievement.

Moor End Academy will adopt a whole school approach to emotional and mental well-being that joins together, parents, students and staff in an open door policy so that all feel empowered to talk about emotional and mental well-being.

Moor End Academy takes a proactive approach to protecting and promoting positive mental and emotional well-being through health promotion and support available in our school. We embed positive emotional health throughout our curriculum ensuring that support structures are in place through a strong pastoral team. Students with SEND are supported throughout their time at Moor End Academy as designated staff work with these students to provide comprehensive support.

Our Curriculum

Moor End Academy’s PSHE curriculum is a planned programme of learning which helps students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. From making responsible decisions about alcohol to succeeding in their first job, PSHE helps pupils to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. We believe that students should be given opportunities to co-construct our PSHE programme in order for the activities and topics to be more engaging and student friendly. We also welcome a partnership between home and school which helps support your child’s personal and social development, and helps deal with issues of increasing complexity such as those related to mental health and staying safe, both online and offline.


Useful Resources

Anger issues

Coping with pressure at school

Eating problems and eating disorders

Mental illness in your family

Self harm


Sexual abuse

Nature Guide for Pupils

Nature Guide for Parents and Carers


Loneliness Guide for Parents and Carers


Loneliness Guide for Students


Further Support Websites

Young Minds

Teen Mental Health



Mental Health

Just Like Us


BEAT’s Youth line offers support with eating disorders


ChildLine is the UK's free, confidential helpline.


Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care.  They provide advice for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Hope Again

Shout provides free, confidential, 24/7 text message support in the UK


Night Owls Overnight listening and advice service, confidential support line for children, young people, who live in Kirklees.

Night Owls