Well-being & pastoral support
A well-being programme, daily tutorial sessions, drop-ins, guest speakers and a full Curriculum for Life programme will provide our students an invaluable opportunity to develop resilience and talk through any concerns or worries that they may have.
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. These videos can be found on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Students will also have ongoing availability of staff support through our Chaplain, pastoral staff and school counsellor.
At such a difficult time, the need for regular mindfulness and relaxation strategies will be paramount, and these sessions will provide an invaluable opportunity for the students to develop resilience and talk through any concerns or worries that that may have on a day-to day basis.
Our pastoral care will still have 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 will have regular access to their personal tutor and your child’s Housemaster/mistress will also have 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 will also have drop-ins and guest speakers on a range of topics, such as ‘dealing with isolation’, and ‘strategies to reduce screen time’.
We will also continue 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' will provide students the opportunity to discuss issues informally with their peers.
Our award-winning caterers, Holroyd Howe, have provided us with this informative resource to help families cook, teach and learn about delicious, nutritious food together.
To access the PDF click here.
"It is lovely to hear my children laughing and chatting to their friends even though they are miles apart. Great provision Giggleswick, well done."