The wellbeing of pupils and staff has a direct bearing on the quality of the engagement and interactions within the College community, including the receptiveness of pupils as learners. We are a community with strong pastoral support systems, but such are the challenges for this generation, that this is not an aspect that can be left to chance or be taken for granted.
We have made a whole-school commitment to developing this work further through our Wellbeing Programme, launched in September 2015, which works in partnership with the pupils to ensure that they are fully equipped to live and work productively in the years ahead.
The programme gives all girls the opportunity to experience a broad range of relevant topics to help them flourish and develop personal resilience. All sessions take place on a Friday, as part of the curriculum, and age-appropriate topics include healthy lifestyles, coping with stress and anxiety, study skills, tolerance and discrimination, manners, peer pressure and mindfulness.
Staff from all areas of College are involved in the running of these sessions, working alongside numerous experts and visiting speakers.