Dulwich Launch iSpace Wellbeing Programme
Dulwich Prep Cranbrook is further strengthening its commitment to building emotional resilience for all children with the introduction of the iSpace Wellbeing and #iWonder programmes this term.
The aim of pastoral care at Dulwich is simple, everything is focused on helping the children believe in themselves, to flourish in the classroom and thrive as individuals and active members of the school community.
From September 2019, Dulwich Prep is introducing iSpace Wellbeing for children throughout the school. This is an exciting, child-friendly approach to starting the conversation about mental health and wellbeing and has been designed to enable children, parents and teachers to integrate wellbeing into their everyday lives. The programme will offer strategies and tools to help overcome challenges and to thrive despite setbacks.
At the same time, pupils in Years 7 and Year 8 will be introduced to #iWonder which will dovetail with the PSCHEE curriculum. Dulwich Prep is fortunate in being one of the very first schools in the country to trial this programme, and an iSpace Wellbeing Co-ordinator has been appointed to enable continuity across the school.
The school’s existing partnership with leading children’s mental health charity Place2Be means that conversations around wellbeing from troubles in the playground to more deep-seated issues take place as a matter of course throughout the school. Therapeutic support is accessible and easily available to the children, and mental health is discussed as readily as physical health.
Headmaster Mr Paul David commented ‘We pride ourselves on the network of systems in place to ensure that the wellbeing and happiness of our pupils is at the centre of our school. The introduction of the iSpace Wellbeing and #iWonder programmes is a further commitment to ensuring all our children are equipped with the relevant life skills to develop positive attitudes and embrace and overcome challenges.’