John Hampden Grammar School

Student Welfare

Support can be offered by various people around the school; whether it is emotional or physical support you need.


Tutor:  Your form tutor can be of great help and support throughout your time at school.  They see you every morning during registration and you will get to know each other.  You will be able to ask them for help and they will also be able to offer advice about where to go for problems if they cannot help.


Head of Year:  You will be able to see your Head of Year most days.  They are able to help you with any issues you may have; whether they be academic, emotional, problems with peers, problems at home etc.

Your Head of Year will liaise with everyone you come into contact with at school, and will be able to let the relevant people know of any information you wish them to. Your Head of Year will also be able to provide you with support and information to help you through school.


Student Welfare Officer:  Mrs Roberts, the Student Welfare Officer is located in the SLT corridor.  She is able to help with any emotional or physical needs.  She can refer you to our School Counsellor, the School Nursing team, Student Mentors, or other services you may need or wish to use. Mrs Roberts is someone you can go to as a first point of contact if you are unsure what to do when you have an issue.

You are able to talk to Mrs Roberts about any problems you may be facing; much like your Head of Year.  She is also there to help out with any first aid or if you are feeling unwell.


Student Mentor:  Student Mentors are your peers in years 12 and 13.  They are students who have volunteered their time to spend with other students who need a little bit of extra support.  They have recently been through the school in the younger years and so understandably, can relate very well to some of the current issues faced by school aged boys.

They are there to listen and could potentially offer advice and support on issues ranging from school and homework to peer relationships. Student mentors are friendly approachable people and will be another person you know to add to the list of people talk to,


Jane Bellars: Jane is our School Counsellor.  She attends the school every Thursday and has appointments with students made through the Student Welfare Officer.  Her sessions are confidential and she provides a great support if you are struggling with emotional problems.


Please find below links to some very helpful websites.  These websites have a variety of information, so if you are concerned about anything you have read, or just want to clarify something and wish to talk to someone about it, please visit Mrs Roberts in the Student Welfare Office.


Childline Young carers3
Frank Mind
Samaritans CAMHS
Childbereavement Need2know
Bullying Barnardos2



Barnardo's LGBTQ



Child Sexual Exploitation


RU Safe?

Pace Beat
Depression Revenge