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Pastoral Care

Mental Health and Wellbeing

‘Pupils’ mental health is a priority for leaders’

Ofsted 'Outstanding’ October 2021

At The Tiffin Girls’ School, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and student body and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives in just the same way as physical health.

All members of the school community have the right to enjoy a safe, positive and inclusive environment that promotes tolerance and respect. We recognise the importance of raising students who are resilient and that a student’s mental health is a crucial factor in overall wellbeing and can affect their learning and achievement. All students go through ups and downs through their school career/life and some face significant life events. We pursue our aims of positive mental health using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable students. We focus on establishing positive and respectful relationships where different ideas and viewpoints are valued and respected.

There is a Mental Health Plan and Policy in place. Some of the initiatives in practice are:

  • Bespoke Schemes of Learning for all year groups on key issues that have an impact on mental health and wellbeing
  • Assemblies that address aspects of wellbeing
  • Key days and weeks recognised to tackle issues of mental health and wellbeing
  • Ongoing monitoring and pastoral support for all students, access to School Councillors and Health Practitioner
  • Student Form Associates and Mental Health Champions supporting other students
  • Parental Pastoral talks and a designated Wellbeing Room in the school.