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

Liz Morse is our Family Support Worker. She 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 .



Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs

E-ACT is committed to ensuring that all students with medical conditions can access and enjoy the same opportunities as any other student and to ensuring that they are able to play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.

E-ACT will ensure that its academies implement and maintain an effective management system for the administration of medicines to all students in our care in order to ensure that appropriate support is provided to individual students with medical needs.

Supporting Pupils with medical needs policy 2020 – 2022

Please contact our Individual Health Care Plan Lead – Suzie Asare if you have any questions regarding your child’s medical needs.

iHCP Practitioner – Eve Purnell

Our First Aid Lead is Kelly Taylor who can be contacted via the office.

We use a range of local health professionals to train and assist school staff in dealing with medical conditions and administering medicine.


Please contact the office if you have a specific question regarding this or any element of the Policy.

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