Care & Compassion

At Tormead, we fundamentally believe that girls can only be successful when they are happy.

Our approach to pastoral care focuses upon strong and positive relationships between pupils and staff as well as an open partnership with parents.

The relatively small size of our school also makes a difference: each girl is visible and well-known as the individual she is.

Wellbeing is at the core of everyone’s journey, both on a personal and academic front. We aim to help girls fulfil their potential and ambitions while equipping them with tools to navigate choppy waters – as we recognise growing up isn’t simple.

Marie Langlet, Assistant Head of Wellbeing

Our Wellbeing Centre

School Nurse (the Health Care Lead), a Counsellor and a Pupil Support Officer, together, they provide support in response to specific needs.

  • Free and confidential counselling service; each girl has access to a number of sessions each year
  • Our School Nurse is available to respond to acute and chronic medical problems
  • Our Pupil Support Officer is available throughout the day as a listening ear for any girl experiencing upset or difficulty

My sessions empower the individual to take responsibility and exercise their autonomy in finding their own internal wisdom. I help students see they have choices and have the capacity to make wise decisions. Creating an ‘in here’ safe space is also important and the counselling room offers time to press ‘pause’.

Verity Vinen, School Counsellor

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