Angelina Robin-Jones is headteacher at North Bromsgrove High School. In this article, she describes her school’s approach to tackling mental health issues.
The number of students needing support has been growing. To better understand the underlying issues and ensure the support we provide is appropriate and relevant we conducted a student survey. We discovered that, as expected, the reasons were multiple and complex. Examination pressure was most common among our students, which was sadly not surprising as we are a high school with a sixth form.