We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the highest gold standard for the Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award.
Our students’ mental health and wellbeing are of paramount importance. At Chertsey High School we have created a safe place where pupils are not only encouraged to flourish academically but are also supported throughout all of the challenges of their adolescent lives.
We offer our students a diverse range of both internal and external services in the form of counselling, mentoring, PSHE lessons, school nurse appointments and pupil and teacher led support groups. All of these services are available to every single child via our mental health and wellbeing hub known as ‘The Lighthouse’. The Lighthouse is open every day from 8am until 4pm and throughout break and lunch. It is a vital part of our school and a safe space for all pupils no matter what challenges they are facing.
We have also taken steps to improve staff wellbeing in a bid to ensure a happy and secure teaching and supporting body.
As a result of our ongoing and relentless commitment to pupil and staff wellbeing, we have been awarded the highest gold standard for the Carnegie Centre of Excellence Mental Health Award. We are one of a few secondary schools in the UK to have received this award, of which the staff and pupils are all extremely proud.