Prioritising student wellbeing is at the heart of what we do at SWPS. We focus on them as an individual, encouraging them to achieve their potential and explore their interests in an atmosphere where they feel supported, encouraged and appreciated.
Heads of Years oversee the pastoral care delivered by Form Tutors, supporting students as necessary. As well as one-to-one support, Tutors deliver the PSHCE (personal, social, health and citizenship education) programme, which has a strong focus on good physical and mental health.
"...positive outcomes are developed through a well organised caring proactive pastoral system which has developed a mutually supportive set of common values. This leaves all pupils knowing there is always someone to talk to and that they will be supported in making the right decision when facing difficult choices regarding leading a moral life."
"...pupils commented very positively on the school's leadership for its introduction of a dedicated wellbeing centre staffed by onsite counsellors to sensitively address the possible impact of mental illness and stress on pupils as they felt they had somewhere to go if they felt unhappy."
We are fortunate enough to have a wonderful space especially created for the whole SWPS community to use, dedicated to Wellbeing.
The Wellbeing Room is managed by our Student Support Officer and Wellbeing Room Manager, who are on hand to listen and care for students who need them from 8.20 am - 5.30 pm.
They see students for a variety of issues and concerns or just a chat and a cup of tea! In the Wellbeing Room, students may open up to having problems that are always solvable in one way or another.
We also have four fully trained and experienced external counsellors who come to school to see students. These sessions are arranged privately between parents and counsellors.