Supporting Students

Together we can make a difference.

At Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School, we attract a diverse student population. The school offers a range of support for our students. The well-being of our students is something we take seriously. We recognise that students that feel listened to and supported are more likely to feel happy and achieve. To give you an idea of some of the support students can access at our school, please take a look at the information below.

In the Library there is a selection of books for Students on bullying, eating problems, feelings and emotions, gender and identity, additional learning and behaviour needs, and self-harm. Some of the books on display are from the Reading Well campaign, which include self-help, psycho-education, memoirs, graphic novels and fiction that have been chosen by young people and health professionals.

To find out more about the Reading Well campaign please use the link below:

Reading Well Campaign

If you are a parent or carer and would like to find out more about the books we have stocked in the Library or would be interested in being loaned a book, please get in touch with the school.

There are times when students and families need additional support where we pride ourselves on being non-judgmental and understanding. To decide whether any difficulties or worries can be addressed between the school and the family or whether outside support is needed, an Early Help Assessment (EHA) can be completed. If it is felt other agencies need to be involved a Team Around the Child (TAC) can be set up where there will be regular meetings with the student and family to plan and review a package of support. To find out more please click the below links or contact a member of the Pastoral or Safeguarding Team.

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board

TAC Leaflet for Parents and Carers

The Friendship Group offers younger students the opportunity to develop skills in making new friends and strengthening confidence. The group explore what makes a good friend and how to keep friendships. The Friendship Group is run by Miss Baynton.

Miss H Baynton

Miss H Baynton

E-mail: hbaynton@lchs.eu

Telephone: 01522 881144

There is a homework club open to all students held each week on Monday in the Library from 15:00 to 16:00. Students will be able to complete their work at a desk or use computers that have internet access. Students will also be able to access books displayed in the Library.

Mrs Samson leads a specialist team that supports students with additional learning needs or disabilities. The Special Education Need and Disability (SEND) department in the school is known as the ‘Guidance Centre’. In the Guidance Centre the team work hard to ensure that all students can access their learning and have the same opportunities.

Mrs S Samson

Mrs S Samson

E-mail: ssamson@lchs.eu

Telephone: 01522 881144

We are a Stonewall Champion school. Mrs Knowles runs a weekly support group held each Tuesday in A26 during break time. Mrs Knowles also offers parents and carers advice.

Mrs R Knowles

Mrs R Knowles

E-mail: rknowles@lchs.eu

Telephone: 01522 881144

The local Neighbourhood Policing Team attend the school on a regular basis to build a relationship with our students and talk to anyone either involved in crime and anti-social behaviour or in need of advice. The date of the next drop in is displayed on the Purple Cow notice board in the school.

Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School has a Pastoral Manager for each year group. Often the Pastoral Managers are the first point of contact for students and parents. Pastoral Managers routinely deal with students when there are attendance, behaviour or medical issues. The Pastoral Managers also play an important role in promoting students well-being and keeping them safe. You can find out more about the Pastoral Team below.

Mrs L Barnard

Mrs L Barnard

E-mail: lbarnard@lchs.eu

Telephone: 01522 881144

Mrs A Foley

Mrs A Foley

E-mail: afoley@lchs.eu

Telephone: 01522 881144

Ms D Mackie

Miss D Mackie

E-mail: dmackie@lchs.eu

Telephone: 01522 881144

Mrs M Rayner

Mrs M Rayner

E-mail: mrayner@lchs.eu

Telephone: 01522 881144

Mrs S Rushton

Mrs S Ruston

E-mail: srushton@lchs.eu

Telephone: 01522 881144

The mentoring scheme has been a highly successful programme. The mentors are trained Sixth Form Students. We try to match each Sixth Former with the needs of a younger student; they will meet up on a regular basis during school time. The mentoring programme offers a wide range of support for our students.

The Turn Around Centre focuses on supporting the most challenging students to address their behaviour in school and encourage them to access their learning. Students that come to the Turn Around Centre are able to take part in Solution Focused Coaching sessions. These sessions look at building on the successes and strengths of students. The Turn Around Centre is supervised by Mr Hurford as the Inclusion Officer and supported by Anna and Fran (behaviour specialists) from Need Bright Solutions.

Mr S Hurford

Mr S Hurford

The school is currently developing support for students that have caring responsibilities at home.

Partnerships

Below you can see some of the agencies we work closely with when supporting students and families.