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Student Support

At the Colne Community School and College we take the support of our students very seriously both academically and pastorally.

Form tutors are accessible for students to discuss any problems or difficulties they may be experiencing.

Subject teachers are available outside of lesson time for students to discuss any difficulties they may have with understanding what they are being taught, problems they may have with completing homework or anything else relating to a particular subject.  This support sits alongside the numerous revision and coursework sessions currently running across the subject areas.

Year Leaders are available throughout the day to help with any problems that students encounter at school.

Mrs L Sayers – Year 7 Leader
Ms D Hastie – Year 8 Leader
Ms C Skeggs – Year 9 Leader
Mr M Feakins Ward – Year 10 Leader
Mrs D Stannard – Year 11 Leader
Mr B Elliott – Pastoral Leader (Key Stage 3)
Mr D Rudkins – Pastoral Leader (Key Stage 4)

Report a Concern

If you would like to report a concern to your Year Leader and you are unable to talk to them during the school day, you can now email the following address: [email protected]
This facility is monitored between 08:00 and 16:00 during term time. If you need to speak to someone urgently about a concern or need support outside of these hours, please refer back to this Student Support web page for alternative services.



If students need further support they can contact TeenTalk and take advantage of their unique service. TeenTalk offer a support and information service for 11-25 year olds in the Tendring area, which has been built up over the past 18 Years. They offer a self-referral service, there are no time restrictions and no appointment is required. Their support is informal, non-judgmental and confidential.
To find out more about TeenTalk along with the support and activities they offer just follow the link – TeenTalk or call them on 01255 504800



The NSPCC have launched a dedicated helpline for children and young people who have experienced abuse at school, including for non-recent abuse. Call our new NSPCC helpine, Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663 or email


National Support Websites

Childline –
Freephone 0800 11 11 (24 hours)
Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides confidential telephone counselling service to anyone under 19 with any issue they are going through, big or small; they can help with anything – from bullying to exam stress and relationships. They comfort, advise and protect.
Childline is free and doesn’t show up on the phone bill.  Childline is confidential and available any time, day or night.
If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact Childline.
Childline Information – Quick Links here > Puberty    Feelings and Emotions    Depression and Feeling Sad

Childline Calm Zone
Childline has recently launched Calm Zone – an online hub of calming techniques and resources for young people to help them feel better when they feel anxious, scared or sad.
Visit the webpage: Calm Zone

Offer free, safe and anonymous online support for young people **RECOMMENDED**

Offer information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Mid & North Essex Mind –
We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone – We work with children from the age of 5 and adults of all ages. We are on your doorstep and on the end of a phone. Whether your stressed, depressed or in crisis, we will listen, give you support and advice and fight your corner. In addition, we will push for a better deal and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Essex Crisis Cafe

Mind –
Mental Health Charity offering information, help and support – Tel: 0300 123 3393

NHS Choices –
This website provides useful resources including an information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

Rethink Mental Illness –
Challenging attitudes around mental health.

Think You Know –
Advice and Support from the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – ‘Keeping yourselves safe, Keeping the Internet Fun’. Information on a variety of topics from Online Safety and Social Media through to Sex and Relationships.

Freephone 0800 77 66 00 (24 hour service, free if call from a landline and won’t show up on the phone bill, provides translation for non-English speakers)
Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.

Drink Aware –
Support information and advice related to drinking alcohol.
Raising awareness about alcohol, health issues, legislation and drinking.

Barnardos –
Barnardos’ transforms the lives of the most vulnerable children across the UK through the work of our services, campaigning and research expertise.
Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hrs 7 days a week)
Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.

The Mix –
Freephone 0808 808 4994 (7 days a week 1pm-11pm) – Free and confidential helpline finding young people the best help whatever the problem.
The online guide to life for 16 to 25 year-olds provides non-judgemental advice, support and information on everything from mental health and exam stress to debt, alcohol and drugs.

Children’s Legal Centre –
Child Law Advice Line 08088 020 008 (freephone)
The Children’s Legal Centre is a charity that promotes children’s rights and gives legal advice and representation to children and young people.

OK Rehab –
Freephone 0800 326 5559
OK Rehab offers guidance and support for people experiencing problems with substance misuse and co-occurring mental health problems

B-EAT Youth Helpline – Online community
Youth Helpline: 0845 634 7650 (Monday to Friday evenings from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturdays 1.00pm – 4.30pm)
Information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders.

Colchester & Tendring – Y.E.S – The Youth Enquiry Service –
Y.E.S. provides a confidential, non-judgmental and informal service for young people between the ages of 11 and 25 within Colchester and Tendring, who are facing difficulties in their lives.

The Children’s Society –
Our services in Essex work with children, young people and families supporting them with a range of issues including drugs and alcohol, caring for a family member, domestic violence, crime and antisocial behaviour and parenting support. Our longest running service in Essex, the Essex Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service (EYPDAS) offers services for children, young people and families across the county.

Self Harm UK –
For questions and support.

Anxiety UK –
Access to cut price therapists nationwide.

The Cyber Smile Foundation –
Tackling all forms of online bullying.

Youth Access –
Signposting service: 0208 772 9900 (Mon – Fri from 9am-1pm & 2-5pm)
A national membership organisation for youth information, advice and counselling agencies. Provides information on youth agencies to children aged 11-25 and their carers but does not provide direct advice.
Visit Youth Access to search their directory of services for help in this area.

Working with children and adults affected by OCD.

Catch 22 –
Working with young people and families in trouble, providing early intervention, targeted and specialist support services to those in crisis, leaving care, missing from home or with substance misuse or mental health problems.