Pastoral Care and Wellbeing
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 our students 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 perspectives 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.”
and proactive Pastoral Care and Wellbeing
Our students have a transversal support network across the entire school with its roots in the Mentoring Programme where Mentors establish a working relationship with their students from the first day at Virtus. Through their weekly individual meetings, we create a space of trust during which more tailored support is given.
The cross-linked participation of all teachers in the different branches of the educational programme 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 programme covers areas related to the wellbeing of the student and their relationship with the environment. It is an element of risk prevention integrated into our educational programme. There is ongoing support in areas such as nutrition, interpersonal relationships and mental health. 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 platform’s results 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 welfare of our students.