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Supporting your child

Student Information & Support

At Bexhill Academy, one of our top priorities is the welfare of our students. Please see below for some general support links. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's year team or try the safeguarding section of our website for more information. 


Year Team Contacts as of September 2024: 

Year 7 Team Contacts

Administrator– Jackie Houlihan -

Pastoral Manager – Nicky Humphries –

Head of Year - Jo Lovell/ Eden Hendrix - /

Senior Leader for Behaviour and Culture - Ben Eldridge -

Senior Leader for Quality of Education - Gavin Parks -

Year 8 Team Contacts

Administrator – Gill Barrington-Smith –

Pastoral Manager – Cheryl Kemp –

Head of Year – Alex Humphrey –

Senior Leader for Behaviour and Culture - Matt Dann -

Senior Leader for Quality of Education - Wendy Minns –

Senior Leader – Trudy Hillman –

Year 9 Team Contacts

Administrator – Samantha Cheshire –

Pastoral Manager – Nikki Austin –

Head of Year – Dj Barron –

Senior Leader for Behaviour and Culture - Chris Steward -

Senior Leader for Quality of Education- Sarah Williams –  


Year 10 Team Contacts

Administrator – Claire Cook –

Pastoral Manager – Kym Browning –

Head of Year - Leah Halvey -

Senior Leader for Behaviour and Culture – Jo Deeprose –  

Senior Leader for Quality of Education - James Miles -

Mark Linch/ Lee Starkey – /



Year 11 Team Contacts

Year 11

Administrator – Michele Wilkinson –

Pastoral Manager – Kim Fuller –

Head of Year - Jessica Jenkins -

Senior Leader for Behaviour and Culture - Lee Starkey -

Senior Leader for Quality of Education - Farouk Tumi -



Information and Support: 

Helpful Links 


Support for young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure of their sexuality

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LGBTQ Groups


Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

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Removing Nude Images

Childline has launched Report Remove, a service that allows children and young people under 18 to report and get removed from the internet a nude image or video of themselves that might have been shared online. The webpage includes links to services and information offering emotional and safeguarding support

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Supporting Students around bereavement and loss (1)

25.05.2021 Tutor time Information


Supporting Students around bereavement and loss (2)

26.05.2021 Tutor time Information


The SAYPH hub


Well being of young people

A free, easy to use service to support the well being of young people in East Sussex

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Where to go for Safeguarding Advice



National Youth Advocacy service provides information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to young people up to 25

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Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Offers information, support and guidance around substance misuse

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Bullying and Cyber Bullying

Offers information, support and guidance around bullying and cyber bullying

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Child Line

0800 1111 ChildLine offer emotional support for children and young people on issues relating to child abuse, bullying etc

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Child Sexual Exploitation

Offers information, support and guidance around CSE

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Cultural and Religious support

Muslim Youth Helpline provide culturally sensitive support to Muslim youth under the age of 25. Outreach services including family mediation, face to face counselling and befriending.

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Forced Marriage

Enter Forced Marriages into search bar at top of site - Service provided by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to protect young people from forced marriages abroad. Service offers help to young people in these circumstances to help get them back to the UK

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Health and Well-Being

Has a teens section dealing with issues like body image, sexual health, drugs, alcohol etc

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How to get a student ID card

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Mental Health

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice

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OnLine Safety

Offers information, support and guidance around online safety, including online grooming, cyberbullying and reporting concerns

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Runaway Helpline is there if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back.

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Sexual Health

Helpline providing information, advice and guidance for young people aged 12-18 on sexuality and sexual health.

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Sexual Health

Brook offer information, support and signposting service for young people under 25 on sexual health

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The Samaritans

The Samaritans are a 24hr service offering emotional support

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Useful Apps and Websites

Supporting Mental Health


Young People in Care

Become offer help, support and advice to children in care and young care leavers

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Young People with Disabilities

Life Train focuses on the development of young people and people with disabilities.

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Active Sussex have teamed up with REBOOT, providing young people and their families access to local sports and activities, directly into their own homes. They offer a variety of online sessions to suit different interests and abilities that are FREE to access,

Active Sussex

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What people say about us:

"Thank you, we are extremely grateful for the staff's time and efforts to organise all the community events you host."

"Bexhill Academy is a great school that listens to parents and takes appropriate action."

"I love going to school here, the staff are great and I get lots of opportunities to do things I am good at."

"An amazing supportive school! "

"Great support from the school to get our kids through their exams. Really going above and beyond. "

"Thank you to all of the staff who have put on after-school or extra revision sessions. They have been really beneficial. The commitment to support students get through their GCSEs is amazing!"