At The Oxford Academy, we are comitted to making sure that student feel safe, valued and have the opportunity to talk if they need to.
We have a number of groups available within the school day for students who feel it may benefit them:
- LGBT+ Support Group - Every Friday 1st break in E0.19 - this is a friendly group for likeminded people who meet to raise awareness and talk about issues which affect them.
- Young Carers Support Group - Week A Wednesday 1st break in F1.35 - this group is for young carers to talk to others who have a caring role at home, to talk through any struggles they might be having and feed back to the school with new ideas of how we can support them.
- TOA Christian Union - Fridays 1st break C0.13 - this group is for anyone with an interest in religion and is run by Oxford Schools Chaplaincy. Please make sure you get a student pass from your tutor.
If students feel that they need to talk about a sensitive issue, or something which is worrying them, they can ask to speak to their Learning Mentor, Head of Year or Tutor at any time.
Here is a link to some great tips of how to deal with stress around exams, friends and making sure your mental health is being looked after.