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Prosper, Life Coach and Counsellor


Prosper is a flagship wellbeing provision promoting and developing strength and health in students, parents, staff and the wider community.

Prosper is central to the academy’s mission of ensuring that all students fulfil their potential and gain the skills, qualifications and experiences they need to go on and contribute positively to society.

The Prosper team offer interventions around mental health and wellbeing, behaviour, bereavement, relationships, self-esteem and self-care, amongst other things.

For more information please contact:

  • Mrs C Keen, Student Support Manager
  • Mrs D Stevens, Student Support Manager

Life Coach

Choices Life Coaching are proud to be working in partnership with Thornhill Community Academy, delivering life coaching to students who are facing challenges both inside and outside of school.  Life Coach, Marie Whittaker, delivers dedicated one to one coaching, tailored to the individual student needs.  Marie encourages the student to recognise their own personal values and ambitions, setting goals and tracking progress through a program of structured exercises.  Coaching helps students work through a wide range of challenges which may be of their own making or due to circumstances beyond their control.

For further information on life coaching please contact Miss N Holmes, Designated Safeguarding Lead.


Wendy Trickett is a qualified counsellor who works with the Academy one day per week. She is a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and works within the boundaries of their standards and ethical framework.
Wendy offers a person-centred counselling which is an understanding, non-judgmental, open, honest and friendly approach. Research has shown this process is effective for a wide range of problems and issues. 

For more information on counselling please contact Miss N Holmes, Designated Safeguarding Lead.