Ryedale School

Ryedale School is committed to combining the very best educational provision with high expectations and traditional values. In doing so we challenge and support students both to fulfil their academic potential and become exemplary young people of whom we can all be proud.This unites us in our commitment to ‘Aspire and Achieve’

Our students are given every opportunity to engage in new and fulfilling experiences, from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to the range of trips available during Enrichment Days, there is so much on offer to challenge and inspire our students.Musical performances take place throughout the year, with opportunities for parents and the local community to see our students perform to an exceptional standard.The wide variety of extra-curricular activities complements our engaging and inspirational curriculum perfectly.Sport is an integral part of our school life. Students have access to over 90 clubs and house matches across the school year.We believe that knowledge changes the way we see the world. It is our duty and privilege to show our students the best that has ever been thought, said, made, played and discovered.Our exceptional curriculum identifies invaluable knowledge, skills and big ideas in each subject area.We instil in our students a desire to improve their performance, to broaden their horizons and to think independently.High expectations and traditional values are hallmarks of our school.

Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing

Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
(World Health Organisation)

At Ryedale School we value the wellbeing of all staff and students within our community and aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and student body. We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable students. In addition to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health and work collaboratively with medical professionals to ensure the best outcomes are achieved.

If you have any concerns around your child’s mental health or well-being contact one of our Pastoral Managers Mrs Humpleby and Miss Wentworth.

Years 7-9: Mrs J Humpleby
01439 771665 (Option 2)

Years 10-11: Miss R Wentworth
01439 771665 (Option 3)

Further guidance about our procedures in supporting young people with mental health difficulties can be found here:  Wellbeing Guidance 2019-2020

Sources of help and guidance for parents/carers and young people

Local Help

Your GP
They will be able to provide help and advice. Your GP can also provide access to appropriate specialist services and local organisations.

Healthy Child team
The 5-19 Healthy Child Service works in community settings to deliver universal and targeted interventions designed to support the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of families, children and young people across North Yorkshire. Schools can refer into this service and parents/carers and young people can phone for advice/guidance (01609 780780).

CAMHS Crisis Team
If a young person is experiencing an acute episode of mental health the CAMHS Crisis team can offer help and support.
Ryedale Area: 01723 346502
Hambleton Area: 0300 0132000

Compass Buzz wellbeing service
This is a NYCC service which aims to support young people aged 11-11. They have a wellbeing worker text service which can be accessed on 07520 631168.

Parent Information (from CEOP & Parent Zone):   https://parentinfo.org/articles/health-and-wellbeing/all

National Help

Young Minds
Young Minds has a parent helpline that offers free confidential telephone and email support to any adult worried about the wellbeing of a child or young person. It also has overviews of different mental health difficulties.
0808 802 5544

Free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday.
0800 1111

Mind – Infoline
Offers advice and support and also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help.
0300 123 3393, text number: 86463

Confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.
01708 765200

Provides helplines, self-help groups and online support to anyone affected by eating disorders.
Helpline: 0808 801 0677,
Youthline: 0808 801 0711,
Studentline: 0808 801 0811

The Samaritans
The Samaritans provide a confidential service for people in despair and who feel suicidal.
116 123

Provides helplines and information on child abuse, child protection and safeguarding children.
0808 800 5000

Calm harm App
Calm harm app which can be used to support students when they have the urge to self-harm.

Stop Breathe Think
Meditation App designed to support mindfulness and calming strategies.

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