A wellbeing programme, daily tutorial sessions, drop-ins, guest speakers and a full Curriculum for Life programme provided our students an invaluable opportunity to develop resilience and talk through any concerns or worries that they had.
During the Easter holidays we launched our 'Gigg Wellbeing' programme, with daily themes providing helpful tips and challenges in the form of videos to keep our community happy and healthy throughout the week.
Students also had the ongoing availability of staff support through our Chaplain, pastoral staff and school counsellor.
Our pastoral care still had the same systems and structures with teachers, personal tutors and senior house staff all on hand to support alongside parents and guardians at home. Each student had regular access to their personal tutor and their Housemaster/mistress had complete oversight of their welfare, providing continuity in the multi-layered house and family feel our pupils and their families value so much.
As well as the small group tutorials, we had drop-ins and guest speakers on a range of topics, such as ‘dealing with isolation’, and ‘strategies to reduce screen time’.
We continued to run our Curriculum for Life programme tailored to the challenges of the current climate and consequences upon different year groups.
Daily house based 'hangouts' provided students the opportunity to discuss issues informally with their peers.
"It was lovely to hear my children laughing and chatting to their friends even though they were miles apart. Great provision Giggleswick, well done."