The Wellbeing Team
Chaplaincy While we are a Christian foundation with our own Chaplain, the College values the fact that its pupils are drawn from a wide variety of faith traditions. The Chaplaincy plays an important role in the pastoral care and wellbeing of the College, providing a spiritual and moral framework through chapel services and assemblies. The Chaplain regularly takes assemblies and advises on spiritual matters, supporting pupils, staff and parents of all faiths and none. It also oversees a number of religious and spiritual societies, including Christian societies, a Jewish society and an Islamic society. The Faith society oversees these different groups, and promotes interfaith discussion within the College. The Wellbeing Programme provides opportunities for the pupils to reflect on their own faith, to think about their own spiritual development, and to more deeply appreciate the faith of others.
Mentoring There are currently around 50 mentors in the Upper School, coaching pupils in the Middle School. The intention is for mentoring to become an entirely peer-led operation. Mentors are allocated a form with whom to build relationships and there is also a self-referral system where mentees can opt in to the process.
Medical Centre The medical centre is based in the centre of the campus and day pupils and boarders enjoy its safe, warm and friendly environment throughout term time. Staff ensure that pupils are treated, supported and listened to without judgement.
Counselling We have a counsellor at the College who is available free of charge for pupils to speak to whenever a need arises. Our counsellor is based in the medical centre and sees pupils for one-off sessions or for a series of appointments. Through the opportunity to talk openly, freely and confidentially with a counsellor about difficulties and the feelings these can arouse, counselling supports wellbeing by encouraging personal insight, confidence and self-esteem, assertiveness, an ability to cope better in difficult circumstances and emotional awareness of self and others. It can also help improve relationships, communication, conflict resolution, help clarify confused thoughts and feelings and so aid personal development.
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