Ros Christopher Centre

We were delighted and honoured to open our Ros Christopher Centre on Friday, dedicated in memory of a much loved member of our team who sadly passed away from Covid. Joining the opening were her brother, Nigel, family and friends. We were also thrilled to have Jane Marshall, strategic director of NHS Mental Health join us to recognise the outstanding practice of the RCC in supporting our young people with their mental health and bespoke interventions.


Why the RCC?

Ros Christopher was a well-loved member of the SRPA staff body for a considerable period of time. Always willing to support her colleagues, she was valued highly and regarded by all who had the pleasure of working with her.

Sadly, we lost Ros to COVID-19 in late 2021 and it therefore felt a fitting tribute to name our rebranded support provision in her name.


What is the RCC?

To coordinate, execute and measure the impact of a range of wellbeing, pastoral, behavioural and therapeutic interventions in support of the ‘whole child’ at the Academy. The intent being that we can support more pupils to reach their full potential and to be happy, healthy and thrive in their endeavours.

Our vision is for a timetable of interventions, which the pastoral, safeguarding and SLC teams can recommend to pupils to receive on a rota basis triaged by our senior pastoral leader in conjunction with the Deputy Head (Behaviour, Attendance and Safeguarding). The Lincolnshire County Council Behavioural Ladder of Intervention (PSP) and Emotionally Based School Avoidance Ladder (EBSA) will also be led from the RCC by our senior mental health leaders: Mrs R Gilbert (Deputy Head Teacher) and Mr C Turner (Senior Pastoral Leader).

Planned interventions include:

  • Mental Health/Resilience/Counselling
  • Happiness lessons
  • 5 point scale
  • EBSA
  • Attendance interventions including Attendance panel meetings
  • A2L pastoral interventions
  • PSP reviews
  • A2L booster and booster + interventions
  • Internal suspension support
  • Year 7 transition nurture group
  • Post alternative provision interventions
  • Social Emotional Mental Health groups including EBSA pupils

Our professional counsellors are able to offer services to people suffering with mental health issues.

We aim to give the young people in our Academy the tools to help their mental health challenges and the resources to feel happy and healthy.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr C Turner.



Mr C Turner
Senior Mental Health Lead

Sir Robert Pattinson Academy
Moor Lane, North Hykeham



Useful Resources

Self-help, Online support & Self-referrals

​Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.

It is a place to go if adults are struggling to cope and need immediate help.

Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who take people from crisis to calm every single day.

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being service for children and young people, available free at the point of access.

Calm is an app which produces meditation tools and sleeping aids.

MeeToo looks and feels like social media but it provides anonymous digital peer support.

The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. We provide young people with tools to look after their mental health.

Steps2change is a free NHS service that provides a range of evidence based talking therapies for problems such as depression.

The NSPCC site also offers help with:

  • Getting mental health support for your child
  • Speak to their GP
  • Talking to your child about Childline
  • Ask about a referral to CAHMS


This page should be read in conjunction with the following policies:

Child Protection and Safeguarding


Mental health and wellbeing policy

Letters to parents
Safeguarding & E-Safety