Welcome to our online Year 10 Parents Information Evening. Unfortunately, we cannot be with you in person, but we hope that you find all the information that you need in the videos below. The main video is an overview by Mrs Jacobsen, Head of Raising Achievement KS4. This gives information about target setting, careers this year and key details about study in year 10. The subject videos, that are also available below, will explain each qualification in turn and give an overview of how the subject is assessed. If you have any further questions after viewing these resources, please contact the email address [email protected] and ask for your question to be relayed to Mrs Jacobsen. 



Pastoral Support Year 10


We have a team of pastoral staff working closely with Year 10. Mrs Dale is the Head of Year for this year and is closely assisted by Miss Cambridge. Together they work with Year 10 students day to day and offer advice and guidance in school. The Year 10 Information Evening is exploring the academic side of life during KS4 for students transitioning from KS3. We are aware, however, that many of you will be wanting some advice and guidance around mental health and pastoral support. If you have an issue that you wish to discuss with the pastoral team, please use the [email protected] email address and this will be forwarded to the pastoral team. There are several services that we recommend for parents and students so they can be informed about what support can be accessed where there is need. Websites are listed below:



Child line: Provided by the NSPCC

Website: www.childline.org.uk
Telephone: 0800 1111
Ask Sam – through a message board facility
Text ‘Shout’ for support on 85258.
Contact Childline with SignVideo for children with hearing disabilities. Sign Video lets you contact through a BSL interpreter anytime from Mon-Friday, 9am -8pm. Saturdays, 9am-1pm

To access a counsellor; they are there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about. Or you can have a 1-2-1 counselling chat online. You can discuss anything you like from a disclosure of pregnancy, being a victim of bullying, feeling low and struggling with sleep patterns; to mental health issues, or general low mood.


Website: www.kooth.com
Visit kooth.com and sign up for the text based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12 noon to 10pm on a weekday and 6pm to 10pm at weekends.

Kooth is a service which provides support with well-being and resilience. Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to 11-18 year olds who are going through a hard time. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and well-being support. This is designed specifically for young people.

Young Minds

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk
Text ‘YM’ to: 85258
Parent Helpline:0808-802-5544

Text YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. It also provides support and guidance for parents/carers to help support their children with managing their mental health.


Web: www.samaritans.org
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 116123 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Encourages children and adults to talk about their own mental health needs and provides top tips for managing mental health during crisis.


Web: www.nhs.uk
Go to: 111.nhs.uk
Call 111
Accident and emergency at York District Hospital

The NHS website offers a range of supportive material and resources from medical professionals. This includes audio narrations, for example, on managing stress, sleep patterns, coping strategies for managing anxiety. Advice can also be sought in terms of any medical issues which arise.
If a young person is at crisis point please take straight to Accident and Emergency at York District Hospital.


Website: www.cruse.org.uk
Telephone: 08088081677

This is a service which offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. They provide tips to help yourself, or as a parent how you can support your child. There are video links which explain the grieving process so children/ adults understand each stage of grief.

Child Bereavement UK

Website: www.childbereavementuk.org
Helpline: 0800 02 888 40
[email protected]
Live chat is available via the website

Child Bereavement UK work to provide support to families of children who have lost a loved one.


Subject Videos