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Wellbeing Matters

Thoughts, comments, ideas and pause for thought from members of our school and extended community.

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  • The importance of high quality feedback

    Published 12/05/22, by Teresa Ingram

    Discover the similarities between dogs and humans when it comes to giving feedback and how not all feedback is equal. 

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  • It's just not cricket, old chap!

    Published 05/05/22, by Teresa Ingram

    In his latest Wellbeing Matters, our Director of Wellbeing, Matt Shroff, explains why he feels cricket is the greatest of sports and why it can teach us so much about ourselves and the world we live in. 

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  • Bringing the SCARF programme to Pilgrims'

    Published 28/04/22, by Teresa Ingram

    SCARF stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship and is the backbone of the PSHEe programme in Reception through to Year 6 at Pilgrims’.  But what is it? Read on to find out. 

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  • The sound of music

    Published 31/03/22, by Teresa Ingram

    I have often wondered at the power of music to affect the human condition.  The universality of music and its appeal; the way it speaks deeply to so many people; how so many of us have a 'soundtrack' to our lives; I find all this fascinating.

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  • Creativity can lead to change

    Published 25/03/22, by Teresa Ingram

    In his latest article, Matt Shroff, considers the importance of creativity and how it can be the stepping stone to small but significant steps of change. 

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  • Well being Matters - Multiculturalism

    Published 18/03/22, by Angela Slater

    In his latest Wellbeing Matters article, Matt Shroff, our Director of Wellbeing, considers his own country when describing multiculturalism, and how we need to help our children understand the world that they will emerge into. 

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  • Wellbeing Matters - Co-operation

    Published 10/03/22, by Teresa Ingram

    'Board Game Geek', Matt Shroff, explains how elements of play in co-operative games, reflect how we as humans in the wider society should and could get on. Read on...

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  • Wellbeing Matters - Helping others makes us Happy

    Published 03/03/22, by Teresa Ingram

    There is a huge amount of love and support for Ukrainians at the moment.  Not just in the UK, but across Europe and the world.  How do I know?  Because of the outpouring of efforts by people to provide food and shelter and all manner of essentials. 

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  • Wellbeing Matters - Identifying and managing risk

    Published 16/02/22, by Teresa Ingram

    The latest Wellbeing Matters from our Director of Wellbeing, Matt Shroff, focuses on identifying, managing and reducing risk to keep ourselves and others safe. 

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  • Wellbeing Matters - Growing together

    Published 11/02/22, by Teresa Ingram

    Growing Together has been the theme of this week's Pupil Wellbeing. The focus has been on physical and emotional growth at different stages of our lives, and acknowledging that we are supported by others in this, as they grow and change too.

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  • Wellbeing Matters - Teaching about gender equality

    Published 04/02/22, by Teresa Ingram

    Gender equality is more than just boys and girls being treated equally.  It is more than ensuring all have access to the same opportunities.

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  • Encouraging respect and gender equality

    Published 27/01/22, by Teresa Ingram

    In this blog, Matt Shroff, our Director of Wellbeing, considers equality and the importance of boys questioning accepted norms and becoming ambassadors for change.  

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