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Cheltenham College Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

The health and wellbeing of our pupils is an integral part of College life at all levels and our Floreat Programme, combined with dedicated people, policies and facilities helps to ensure that the young people in our care are supported to flourish.

Our Floreat Programme uses Cheltonian characteristics to encourage pupils to develop emotionally, socially, and physically and grow in their understanding of themselves and their world.

Failure is feedback for learning
Look after health and wellbeing
Open to opportunities and to others
Resilient: reflect and improve
Effort brings reward
Ambitious to grow in all areas
Trusted and learn for themselves

Pupils have dedicated time every week for self-development using the Floreat programme and a dedicated tutor or resident staff member will have time with each pupil daily. Staff are trained in mental health first aid so, when required, they are equipped to offer practical advice and support. Many also have coaching and mindfulness training.

We have supportive policies and structures to promote health and wellbeing. Within the College community, our peer mentor system and the family ethos of our House structure encourage pupils to take responsibility and to look after each other. Induction programmes for international pupils ensure no one feels left out. Welfare practices actively monitor pupils’ mental health and wellbeing. Many of our practices are sector-leading and based on the latest developments in pastoral care for young people. This year, all of our pupils have committed to ‘Saying they are in’ and ‘Calling it out’ when they witness any unkind or bullying behaviour. Everyone has signed a pledge to be a part of this effort and to positively develop our College community.

Morning Chapel services are at the heart of College life and throughout the day Chapel offers a space for reflection and mindfulness. Pupils can also seek advice at the Health Centre, where we have an excellent team of doctors, nurses and physiotherapists. We also have two child and adolescent psychotherapists who form our Student Support Services and are available for anyone who needs them.

Central to our pastoral care is the partnership we develop with families. When your child joins us at College, we will engage in a continual dialogue with you and ensure that care is collaborative, proactive and personal.

This year, all of our pupils have committed to 'Saying they are in' and 'Calling it out' when they witness any unkind or bullying behaviour.

Mary Plint, Deputy Head (Learning and Wellbeing)

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