Our holistic approach to pastoral care takes account of each girl’s wellbeing, placing emphasis on healthy, balanced minds and bodies. Our wellbeing programme gives the girls the tools for life to care for themselves as well as each other.
We’ve launched our very own Finding Balance programme which includes teaching girls a range of techniques and tips to ensure that the energy and pace of boarding life have a natural counterpart, where relaxation, fun and stillness have their place. Regular yoga sessions, mindfulness coaching and meditation are key components to Finding Balance. We also have a range of experienced staff to whom girls can turn for help with specific worries or issues, so that she can feel assured of advice and support at any stage in her School journey.
Read our full Finding Balance programme.
“Wellbeing is about much more than happiness; it is about understanding how our minds and bodies work and then learning to look after them through the challenging times of life.”
Mrs Genevieve Ford, Boarding Deputy
“Mental health is one of the most important and underestimated factors of our generation, due to the stresses that everyday school and life brings on us. Taking time and appreciation for oneself is not only critical for a healthy balance in life, but also for physical health as well.”
Cece, Head Senior (2018)
“I found that the Positive Planner really helped me to set realistic tasks for the day, which meant that at the end of the day I could reflect on all the things that I had done, rather than focusing on the things that I hadn’t done that day.”
Antonia, Lower Fifth (2018)
“Wellbeing is key to the girls and staff and the School has introduced a raft of inspiring initiatives”
Good Schools Guide, 2019
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