If you have concerns that a young person has been harmed or is at risk of significant harm, please contact any of the following people:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)


Mr M R Crofts (Headteacher)


01964 613133 (Switchboard)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Deputy DSL)


Mrs C Tomes


01964 611530 (Direct Dial)
Includes out-of-hours secure answerphone


Safeguarding Officer


Mrs E McCreaddie


01964 613133 (Main Switchboard)


Designated Safeguarding Governor


Mrs C Heaton (Chair of Governors)


via Mrs F Crawforth (Clerk to the Governors) at




In the 2018-19 academic year, Withernsea High School partnered with the Mind charity as part of a national pilot project for mental health. The aim was to develop a new approach to improving the well-being of all of those who learn and work in our school community.

Below are a number of useful resources for parents/carers and students to download.


Resources for parents/carers
Please click the links below to view/download the information.
Document Description

Supporting your child through their exams

This leaflet offers some information about how to spot your child may be struggling, and some practical tips on how to support them during their exams.

Supporting your child to stay well online

This leaflet aims to give parents information about social media, its potential effects on mental health, and what to do if you’re worried about your child’s use of social media.

Supporting your family's well-being

This leaflet will give you some ideas around how to support wellbeing in your family in five easy steps, making it fun for everyone involved.

Resources for students

Well-being challenge for students

This booklet has some activities to help you look after
your well-being and give you some ideas to help build
up your resilience.These activities will help you find tools to add to your resilience toolkit that you can access anywhere and everywhere when you are finding things hard.


School Nurse  

The School Nurse is available every Monday lunchtime to offer free, confidential health advice from a qualified NHS professional.

She will give support, advice and information to help you with:

• General Health

• Fitness and Exercise

• Advice on Stopping Smoking

• Weight issues + Nutrition

• Relationships

• Bullying
• Emergency Contraception

• STI’s

• Pregnancy Testing

• Anxiety and Stress

• Sexuality
• Relaxation

• Anger

• Contraception Advice

• Condoms

• Sexual Health

Please click here to view/download an information pack about the school nurse service

Booking an appointment

As of September 2020, and due to the change in routine brought about by Covid-19, ALL appointments with the school nurse must now be booked in advance.

Appointments will take place in HLC8 between 11.45 and 1.15pm.

Students should refer to the daily student bulletin for instructions on where, when and how they can book an appointment.

Students can also confidentially ask for help about a range of issues by texting the ChatHealth text service on: 07507 332 891

This service is available Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.  

Follow the East Riding Health Visitors and School Nurses on social media for more information:

Facebook: East Riding ISPHN Service

Instagram: isphns_eastriding

Twitter: @ISPHNS