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Listening Service


The National Academy has a long tradition of outstanding pastoral care and it is undoubtedly a strength of the school. This was confirmed during the 2014 Ofsted Inspection.

Key Principles

  • People and learning relationships should be placed at the heart of education at The National Academy.
  • Every child should receive a high level of individual care and attention that will help them reach their true potential.
  • Every child should have a strong sense of belonging and identity.
  • Every child should not feel ‘lost’ in such a big school.
  • Every student should be nurtured to help them fulfil their God given potential and to help them experience ‘Life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)

Advice and counselling

This is available at The National Academy from a variety of sources:

  • Counselling service – school counsellor
  • School Chaplaincy – Rev Louise Nicolls
  • School Nursing service
  • Peer Mentors
  • House Achievement Leaders- student welfare
  • Careers advice and guidance- Mrs Pam Fairhall

Counselling and listening services leaflet