We are wholeheartedly committed to providing the highest standard of pastoral care for everyone in the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation community. Wellbeing is an integral part of day-to-day life in our family of schools, with our pupils’ wellbeing at the heart of all we do.
We work in partnership with our staff, parents and specialists in the field of wellbeing. Our Wellbeing Hub is a shared resource, which we hope will provide useful information for pupils, staff, parents, alumni and anyone interested in mental health and wellbeing. Please do take a look around.
‘Still, I rise’ - Maya Angelou
Support and Advice
We place the utmost importance on every pupil’s wellbeing in our Foundation Family. That’s why we have comprehensive pastoral teams, including form tutors, Heads and assistant Heads of Year, Special Educational Needs departments, dedicated counsellors (including counselling in lockdown), wellbeing mentors, safeguarding teams, medical centres and peer support for pupils. Contact our Wellbeing Teams here.
‘Mental wellbeing doesn't have one set meaning. We might use it to talk about how we feel, how well we're coping with daily life or what feels possible at the moment.’ – Mind
Wellbeing Education and Opportunities
- Across our schools, we raise awareness and participate in events, from initiatives such as World Mental Health Day and National Anti Bullying Week, to an in-school Festival of Wellbeing.
- Staff training on mental health and wellbeing.
- Digital learning across our schools provides latest information on digital safety and wellbeing, with free access for parents to national platforms.
- A broad range of external speakers, plus dedicated library and digital resources, enrich PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education.
- Pro-active and enthusiastic pupil involvement, with designated teams of pupils, and trained wellbeing ambassadors, providing peer group support and organising campaigns. Opportunities for pupils to train with national bodies, like The Diana Award, and front nationwide campaigns.
- A huge range of extra-curricular activities (continuing in lockdown), from exercise to creative and mindful, provide an outlet and down-time.
- Wellbeing Blogs from our team of specialist counsellors offer practical advice and tips.
- Equine facilitated learning and Equine Therapy.
‘Mental health is defined as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.’ - World Health Organisation
For more information about pastoral care and wellbeing at each of our schools, please click the following links: