We are a Thrive school!

At Ilminster E-ACT Academy we believe that good pastoral support focuses on nurturing the individual needs of each child. We aim to build trusting and empathic relationships with all our pupils and their families.

We currently have 2 trained Thrive keyworkers. Their knowledge is now used by all staff across the school. Group sessions and one-to-one sessions are available on request. Ilminster E-ACT Academy understands the importance of enabling the voice of the child to be heard to promote safeguarding and wellbeing.

Together the team works with students so they can lead fulfilling and balanced lives at school and beyond. All our staff model to students how to look after themselves and others; encouraging them to seek help or support and advice when they need it.

Pastoral care underpins personal development to help students feel they belong and enable their self-esteem to flourish, as they feel valued and cared for. Supporting the pastoral needs of pupils may involve working with external agencies. In these situations we ensure that a confidential, professional, non-judgemental and sensitive service is provided.


The Family Support Team

Michelle and Leon are our Family Support Workers. We can help parents, carers, families and pupils with any of the following:

  • Family breakdown / separation
  • Financial issues / benefits
  • Housing
  • Emotional support
  • Domestic violence

Family Support mobile with text and Whatsapp: 07718575956

If you are struggling and feel you need some advice or support for your family, you can call First Response directly on 0117 903 6444 .



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