Pastoral Care and Wellbeing

At Virtus, the wellbeing of our students is our main priority.

40 student
year-groups

At Virtus, The British Sixth Form College, the wellbeing of our students is our top priority.

Working with a maximum of 9 students per class and two 40 student year-groups allows us to meet, support and guide our students individually so that they reach their full potential.

Tracking each of our students both on a personal and academic basis is one of our pillars. Our team of teachers, Mentors and psycho-pedagogical counsellors strive to create a climate in which daily effort, enthusiasm and self-confidence are the perspective from which students face their challenges.

“Working with a maximum of 9 students per class and two 40 student year groups allows us to meet, support and guide our students individually so that they reach their full potential.”

Wide-ranging
and proactive Pastoral Care and Wellbeing

Our students have a transversal support network across the entire school. This has its roots in the Mentoring Programme, through the link that the Mentor establishes with the student since the first day at Virtus. By means of their weekly individual meetings, we create a space of trust during which a more tailored support is channelled.

The cross-linked participation of all teachers in the different branches of the educational program implies that students forge links with all the teaching staff who, as a group, are involved in the collective wellbeing of every student.

Our PSHE program covers areas related to the wellbeing of the student and the relationship with his environment and is an element of risk prevention integrated into our study program. There is ongoing support in areas such as nutrition, interpersonal relationships and mental health and support is also provided to families.

We work with  STEER Education, an internationally recognized platform used as a proactive risk management tool to help students.  Our psycho-pedagogical team channels the results of the platform to anticipate, work on and monitor these risks on time.

These elements are part of a complete safeguarding strategy from which an unequivocal commitment of the Virtus staff to the protection and wellbeing of students is derived. The support network generated in our Virtus Community allows for effective communication between all parties and an adequate channelling of support resources to guarantee the wellbeing of our students.