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.
"Pastoral care is excellent, and effective systems are in place to identify and respond to individual needs. Staff go out of their way to provide appropriate support in a friendly and approachable manner. Any pastoral concerns are given a high priority and are followed up by teachers."
"Pupils are friendly and self-reliant, reflecting the school's emphasis on integrity, high standards of behaviour and sound personal values. They are confident and have a sense of responsibility for the school, the environment and the local community."
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.