Help and support for Under 18s
When the academy is closed and you need help, advice or support, you can get this from the following agencies:
The NSPCC: Their helpline is staffed by trained professionals who can provide expert advice and support. If you are under 18 years of age and you need some help or advice you can call them for free on 0800 1111.
Suffolk Police: You can call them on 101 or 999 in an emergency. To find out what is happening in your area or to report a crime, go their website here:
YoungMinds: They are the UK’s leading charity fighting for young people’smental health. Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
- If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
- All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
- Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
For more information about mental health, you can visit their website here:
Westbourne Academy Portal (Students)
Click on the text below to go to our student share point portal which gives students access to folders such Year 11 revision, the P Drive and reminders regarding how to log onto websites such as Show My Homework and Mathswatch.
Post-16 Advice & Tips for Y11
Click on the text below to read the detailed information prepared for Year 11 leavers now that UK schools are closed and examinations have been cancelled:
Other linked websites and resources for students
ICT & iMedia Revision
FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don’t). For friendly, confidential advice go to www.talktofrank.com
Apprenticeship Vacancies in Suffolk
Click on the link to see West Suffolk College’s apprenticeship vacancies – updated weekly.