Young Carers

At Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form we believe that all children and young people have the right to an education, regardless of what is happening at home. When a young person looks after someone in their family who has a serious illness, disability or substance misuse problem, he or she may need a little extra support to help him or her get the most out of school.


A Young Carer is a student under 16 years of age who helps to look after a family member who is disabled, physically or mentally ill or who has a substance misuse problem. Caring can take the form of physical and/or emotional care or taking responsibility for someone’s safety or wellbeing. The level of responsibility assumed by a Young Carer is often inappropriate to their age and at a level beyond simply helping out with jobs at home, and as such it may impact on the education and wellbeing of the young person. A Young Adult Carer is someone between the ages of 16-24 who is also covered by the same policy.

The Young Carers team can be contacted by emailing

Mrs Julia Glynn, Pastoral Manager

Mrs Julia Glynn
Pastoral Manager

Mrs Christine Wager, Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Christine Wager 
Assistant Headteacher