Wellbeing Matters 2018

Wellbeing at the College

Emotional health

Pupils develop physical and emotional wellbeing at the College and our programme has been designed also to promote self-knowledge and build emotional intelligence. It comprises six strands: emotional health , spiritual health , physical health , living in community , healthy living and preparation for the future . Throughout their time at the senior school, pupils have approximately 100 hours of timetabled time specifically focused on supporting and improving their wellbeing. Pupils from Years 7 to 11 have one period of curriculum time per two-week timetable cycle set aside for the delivery of wellbeing. This is delivered by their Form Tutor. As well as weekly tutor time and assemblies, the Upper School pupils also have a series of lectures, talks and events to support the key topic areas for their specific wellbeing provision. Our programme covers an extensive range of topics including: friendships, bullying, mindfulness, resilience, financial literacy, campaigning, sexting, pornography, mental health, domestic survival, sexual health and careers. We are working increasingly with parents in our quest to encourage a greater sense of wellbeing – from regular parent forums to the DC Wellbeing twitter feed (@WellbeingatDC), which parents are invited to follow. ‘An integral part of a Dulwich Education is a pupil’s wellbeing; successful academic work and pastoral care are connected and complementary. Our focus on wellbeing aims to help pupils be emotionally, physically and spiritually healthy with the ability to make sound life choices, to engage positively with the community and be well prepared for life beyond Dulwich.’ In addition, to the formal Wellbeing Programme, we have structures and people in place to provide support. Our Form Tutors and Year Heads are often the first point of call for pupils and parents and, in addition we have an on-site counsellor, the medical centre, the Chaplaincy team, a weekly drop-in service for pupils, a peer-led mentoring service, a Community Action Programme and activities supporting charitable fund raising. Pupils are supported and guided as they make decisions about the future by our Beyond Dulwich team.

Spiritual health

Physical health

Living in community

Healthy living

Preparation for the future


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