RGS recently won a national award for work in pastoral care and well-being. Our ground-breaking wellbeing programme has been recognised as the best in the country at the Times Education Supplement Independent School of the Year 2019 awards ceremony. The school’s outstanding wellbeing initiatives were praised for their focus on raising awareness of the importance of mental health and for providing students with a ‘toolkit’ to help them take on the challenges and opportunities of the modern world.
Wellbeing is at the core of everything we do at RGS. We want to help students to find their own balance and fulfilment in our busy community. Wellbeing is about much more than happiness; it is about understanding how our bodies and minds work and then learning to look after ourselves through the natural ups and downs of life.
RGS recently won School of the Year for Wellbeing and Pastoral Care (TES Independent School Awards).
In our modern society, the pressures of teenage life can seem far greater than they have been for previous generations. The RGS Wellbeing Programme is designed to equip students to deal with whatever life throws at them, whenever that may be.
We actively encourage students to step outside their comfort zone, learning what happens when they have to fall back on their own resources. Sometimes they will get things right and sometimes they will get things wrong but always within our safe and secure environment, with experienced staff on hand to offer support and guidance. Learning about how their minds and bodies work helps students to understand how to respond when they are required to look deep inside themselves and find just a little bit more: more energy, more determination, more acceptance, more common sense, more kindness, more concentration, more joy, more resilience, more ways to deal with life in all its brilliant diversity.
Pastoral Care and Wellbeing:
- RGS named UK’s Independent School of the Year for Wellbeing (TES Independent School Awards)
- RGS launches first school wellbeing festival
- Passionate commitment to pastoral care offering a tailored approach to each child
- A dedicated wellbeing centre housing the Learning Support department, pastoral staff and the Snug, a quiet space with sofas and bean bags where students can find moments of calm
- Mindfulness is part of RGS’s wellbeing programme delivered by fully trained teachers