As a school, we strive to do more than equip our children academically for the future. Developing resilience has perhaps never been as important as it is now and our forward-thinking pastoral programme has this aim at its heart.

 

We focus on teaching children how to proactively manage their mental health, how to appreciate and celebrate the community’s diversity, particularly neurodiversity and how to show compassion and kindness within the Windermere School community and beyond. The work of our form tutors, allowing children to experience mindfulness practice or reflecting with them on good sleep hygiene is supported by the work of our new Wellbeing Centre.

 

A strong sense of self-esteem can help a pupils reach their full potential and our staff embrace their duty to provide support to each and every individual. We believe good relationships are the key to success whether it is on the sports field, academically, creatively, or in outdoor pursuits.

 

 

The Wellbeing Centre

 

Strong, supportive relationships are at the heart of our approach to pastoral care, and further contribute to the sense of community felt around the school.

 

Pastoral support is provided constantly throughout the School, in classrooms, during co-curricular activities and in the corridors. However, we are also very proud to have a dedicated Wellbeing Centre on our Browhead site. This centre provides a hub of services, including the Nurse. Additionally, the Wellbeing Centre provides our pupils with much-needed break-out space; the large, inviting seating area is in near-constant use by pupils during break and lunchtimes and offers a quiet respite space at other times throughout the day.

 

We know that some young people have needs that cannot be met through school-based-only support, which is why are confident in working with outside agencies to provide additional specialist support where needed.