Student Support

From time to time, our young people may need some extra emotional support.

Different services and approaches suit different students. At Uffculme School, we have a number of ways, in and out of school, to help support our students. Students can speak to their Tutor, Head of Year or Subject Teacher if they have any concerns or worries and are finding it difficult to cope. There are also other places that students can go to for support.

School Secretary

Mrs Alford is available throughout the day. She plays a vital role in supporting many students at the school with a range of needs. This includes medical problems, anxiety and social issues. Mrs Alford is also well placed to offer advice about who may be the best member of staff to approach for any help or assistance that you might require.

Student Welfare Officer

Mrs Balado, our Student Welfare Officer, is based in school and is here to provide additional emotional support. You can contact Mrs Balado by email at or phone on 01884 842919.  For more information please click to view the Student Welfare Leaflet.

School Nurse

Our School Nurse is Sandra Williamson. Sandra can be contacted by the following methods:

The School Nurse visits each week offering “Drop In” sessions in the Flexible Learning Centre. Students can talk privately to Sandra or simply join in as part of a group. Students do not need an appointment, they can just drop in on a Monday lunchtime for a chat.

ChildLine 0800 1111

Childline is a free and confidential service. It offers children and young people a safe way to explore their worries however big or small. Support is available by phone or online any time day or night plus there is lots of information and advice on their website on wide range of issues.

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Online Counselling –

Young people aged 11 to 18 years have access to online advice, self-help tools and counselling through This is available 365 days a year and interactive counselling is available until 10pm every night.

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Face to Face Counselling – Young Devon

For those young people who feel they need face-to-face counselling, or are steered towards personal contact through online counselling, Young Devon’s trained counsellors will be available in safe settings across the county.

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For more information on supporting our students and keeping them safe, please see our Safeguarding Page which has useful information including various factsheets and articles.