At Orsett Heath Academy, we are committed to ensuring that all students are achieving to the best of their ability and are safe and well cared for.

If you are a pupil and you have concerns about any of your fellow students or you are experiencing difficulties of any kind inside or outside of school, you can:

  • Speak with your Tutor
  • Speak with the Safeguarding Team
  • Speak with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Team
  • Speak with a PAL, Anti-Bullying Ambassador, Mental Health Champion or member of the Wellbeing Team
  • Speak with any other member of staff you wish
  • Message us on TooToot (A confidential Safeguarding App that all students have access to)

If you are a parent/member of the community or member of staff here at Orsett Heath Academy and you are concerned about any of our students, please do not hesitate to contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Taylor (, or our Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Mrs O’Kill (

For further advice and support on school structures, please see the Orsett Heath Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, Child-on-Child Abuse Policy, Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy, and Anti-Bullying Policy, can be found on the Policies page of this website.

If you have concerns outside of school hours, please use the numbers below:

  • Call 999 if you are concerned that a child needs immediate protection
  • Childline ( 0800 11 11
  • NSPCC ( 0808 800 5000
  • Thurrock MASH – Civic Offices 01375 652802
  • Thurrock Council Emergency Duty Team (out of hours) 01375 372468
  • Police Child Abuse Investigation Team – Call 101

Thurrock THRIVE Directory

The Thurrock School Wellbeing Service THRIVE Directory. Is a working document where you can find support available to those living in Thurrock that can be useful for their mental health and wellbeing. The document is amended throughout the year with introduction of new services. It is needs lead, based on the THRIVE model. All contact details and methods of referrals are included under each service in the document.

Further Parental Support at OHA

Our monthly Parent Safeguarding Newsletter, sent via Class Charts, aim to bring you all the latest, relevant help and advice on issues we feel may be of importance to you and your child.

Radicalisation and Extremism

Orsett Heath Academy believes and actively supports the view that all pupils should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. The school’s Prevent Duty Lead is Mr L Taylor, the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The Prevent duty lead has two specific strategic objectives when safeguarding our pupils against radicalisation, extremism and any actions or beliefs that are contrary to British values and our school ethos:

  1. Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
  2. Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support

How to report radicalisation and extremism?

  • The OHA Lead is Mr L Taylor.
  • You can call the Police by calling 101.
  • You can also call the national police Prevent advice line 0800 011 3764, in confidence, to share your concerns with specially trained officers.
  • If it’s an emergency, please call 999.
  • If you see online material promoting terrorism or extremism, you can report it online