To coincide with the re-launch of our Wellbeing Café, the theme of this week’s news is of a pastoral nature. Intuitively, as any parent knows, and evidentially, children learn more effectively when their emotional needs are met. Happy learners have better outcomes in school and in life.
Mrs Alex Hands, our Pastoral Deputy Head, outlines the importance of looking after our student welfare in this week’s feature. Finding out which students are more vulnerable and seeking any barriers to learning is facilitated through the PASS (Pupil Attitude to Self and School) survey. The next steps are to help students to better cope with any stresses they may encounter. Whilst we know that these times under COVID can add extra stress to our lives, we aim to help children to rationalise and to understand the reasons why life at TBS looks a little different this term. The way we approach helping students to take care of their own mental health differs according to the age of the children. Outlined this week, we have examples from our Primary to IB shared by Mrs Tenneille Alderton and Mr Rob Prokic respectively.
Keeping safe outside school is also important. Our Assistant Head for Safeguarding Norah Buckley, suggests steps parents can take and conversations we can have which will enable our children to stay safe on their journeys to school.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.