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Student Support Services | Wellbeing & Emotional Health

What is available for my child's wellbeing and emotional health?
1-to-1 Pastoral

If there are any concerns about a student’s wellbeing and/or emotional health, a 1-to-1 pastoral check-in can be arranged with the student. This can be requested by parents, carers, the student themselves and staff at Fareham Academy.

During a pastoral check-in, a student will have the opportunity to discuss any worries or concerns.

Further support can be discussed with the student including:

  • Staff mentoring

  • ELSA

  • Youth services mentoring

  • Motiv8

  • Counselling

  • Sign posting to other agencies

A pastoral 1-to-1 allows the student to feel supported within school, can lead to appropriate further support and enables the school to meet the student’s emotional needs.

The Student Support Services team works closely with parents and carers to ensure the best outcome for the student and keep parents and carers fully informed of the process and outcome of pastoral check-ins.

If you feel your child would benefit from a pastoral check-in, please contact Mrs Hoggarth or Miss Heath (details on the main Student Support Services page). You will be able to discuss any concerns you have for your child and a pastoral check-in can
be arranged.

Staff Mentoring

When looking at support options, staff mentoring may be offered to a student. Staff mentoring is a weekly check-in with students by a member of staff who works at Fareham Academy. Typically, the student will choose a member of staff within school that they would feel comfortable speaking with and then an appropriate time and day will be arranged for them to meet.

At Fareham Academy we have a mentoring programme which staff follow, which includes checking how the student's week has been, asking what the student is proud of, if there have been any problems and setting goals for the following week.

All staff mentoring is tracked and managed by Student Support Services. Identified staff mentors will complete a phased training programme with the educational psychologist to equip staff with the skills to advise and support students on wellbeing.

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An ELSA is an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. ELSAs are trained to plan and deliver programmes of support to pupils in school who may be experiencing temporary or longer term additional emotional needs. Students doing ELSA typically attend a session once a week.


ELSA work can be delivered on an individual basis, but sometimes small group work will be appropriate, especially in the areas of social and friendship skills.

The qualified ELSAs at Fareham Academy are:

  • Mrs Hoggarth

  • Miss Heath

  • Mr Colyer

ELSA programmes include work based around:

  • Anxiety and stress

  • Anger management

  • Self-esteem and confidence

  • Social communication

  • Friendships

  • Emotional regulation

  • Life skills


MOTIV8 are a youth service that comes into Fareham Academy twice a week to work with allocated students.

Emily Main and Russell Tapley are the Youth Support Workers who come into Fareham Academy on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Students can be met individually and in groups, depending on their need.

We work closely with Emily and Russell in delivering support to students and receive feedback about sessions run by them which can be shared with parents/carers.

For more information about the work and services that MOTIV8 offer, please visit

Youth Services Mentoring

Martin Doyle is a youth support worker from Fareham Community Church. Martin comes into Fareham Academy once a week to mentor students on a wide range of topics.

Martin also carries out informative assemblies for students on a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Self-image and self-worth

  • Peer pressure

  • Resilience

  • Sex and relationships

  • Bullying

  • Poverty

  • Drugs and alcohol

  • Internet safety and social media

  • Mental health

Martin’s support at Fareham Academy has helped to improve students' confidence and, as a result, has contributed to improved attendance.

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