At Homefield we recognise the importance of managing and supporting the wellbeing of our boys and their families. In June 2020, we were delighted to be shortlisted for the 'Independent Schools of the Year' awards in the 'Student Wellbeing' category.
Having good mental wellbeing means feeling good about ourselves and the world around us, which supports us functioning successfully. Wellbeing Wednesdays are a day to think about relationships and behaviours we display and the impact that they can have. By encouraging positive thinking, self-awareness and the how to care for others we can develop change. This weekly session, led by Form Tutors encompasses five key factors, as guided by the NHS, and based on previous research, which are Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Give to Others, Be Mindful. In addition, we have developed a school 'Wellbeing Wheel' to identify several wider factors.
At Homefield Mrs O'Reilly provides our boys with a place to talk, as well as promote and support their social and emotional development and wellbeing. Boys can discuss anything that is important to them whether it be news or worries.
Mrs O'Reilly, our Head of SEN/D, has created a series of Soundbites talking to members of our staff and educational professionals about how they managed school closures in response to the Covid-19 situation. Click below to listen to their top tips for the boys and their families:
Mr Frost, Senior Deputy Head Academic
Mr Smith, PE Teacher
Mr Towers, Headmaster
Miss Swinyard, Children's Librarian
Mr Siva, Deputy Head Pastoral
To offer some further support, we have highlighted below some websites and links to activities that may be useful to you at home. We hope that you find these useful.
Find out more about Homefield's Wellbeing Web to support young people: