At De Lacy Academy we believe that good health and wellbeing is essential for successful learning and happy lives for children and young people.

We want De Lacy Academy to be a caring environment that enables learners to develop confidence and positive relationships based on mutual respect and to gain knowledge to make healthy lifestyle choices. Learning through health and wellbeing promotes confidence, independent thinking and positive attitudes and dispositions.

Mental health and wellbeing are embedded throughout our curriculum. They are featured within our Ethics Philosophy and Citizenship programme as well as in our form time and assembly schedule. We are proud of our #Mindfulmondays campaign which is shared with staff and students as well as on our X (formerly Twitter) page @DeLacyAcademy.

As part of our ongoing developments of raising the profile of mental health and wellbeing, we are embarking upon the nationally recognised Wellbeing Award qualification. To find out more about the award, please click WAS – Wellbeing Award for Schools | AwardPlace

As part of this process, we have identified key staff members who students, staff and parents can contact if they are concerned about their own or someone else’s mental health.

N Taberner Assistant Principal Senior Mental Health Lead and Mental Health First Aider
H Jackson DSLJ Raddings DDSL
A Austin SENCOA Bennett Assistant SENCO
Learning Mangers Yr7 – T Stanley – Yr8 – H Watts – Yr9 – J Siddons – Yr11 – S Jackson – Yr11 – T Allington –  School Nurse referrals – T Allington –
All mental health referrals – S Jackson –
ELSA delivery – E Morgan –
  Wellbeing Ambassador – J Taylor –  


Miss Morgan is our ELSA trained member of staff. The aim of ELSA is to help your child’s emotional development and help them cope with life’s challenges.  Sessions can be on an individual basis or as part of a group and will run between 30 – 60 mins.  To find out more about ELSA, please click About ELSA – ELSA Network If you think your child would benefit from these sessions, please contact Miss Morgan on

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