We are an award-winning Headstart school. We have been working with Headstart South Tees since 2016 when we were awarded Gold status. Headstart South Tees funded The SHACK, an outdoor summer house, which was transformed during the Spring 2022 term.

Each year 10 children in UKS2 become Headstarters, mental health ambassadors for the school.

Last year’s Headstarters completed their training with Headstart South Tees, learning about mental health, how to boost their own mental health and how to support their peers if they are struggling. They helped design the new look SHACK, assisted with lunchtime clubs and made felt heart decorations to sell at the Summer Fair raising money to buy some extras for The SHACK. They also completed two community litter picks outside the school grounds and at Linthorpe Cemetery. They were presented with their Bronze and Silver awards from Headstart.

The Headstarters promote the five ways to wellbeing in school and have developed the skills needed to offer peer support.