Wellbeing and Counselling Department
At Fortes Schools, our desire is to create a safe, welcoming, nurturing school environment where with the help of caring teachers each student is encouraged to grow holistically and engage in society in meaningful ways. We take the wellbeing of students very seriously, embedding it into the daily routines, curriculum, and extracurricular activities in order to create a culture of care and support throughout the school.
Our approach to Wellbeing is in line with our ‘Positive Education’ (PosEd) ethos as a school. It is not a programme, but rather a belief system that fosters a community of trust and restoration.
Through various Wellness and Guidance initiatives, we seek to surround each student with the personal, social, and academic support they need in order to thrive. We have Class and Form Tutors, Heads of Year, and Subject teachers who support students on a daily basis through direct teaching, mentoring, workshops and assemblies.
Our Counselling Department are in place to provide care for students who may require additional support and guidance.
Students and Parents have access to speak to a School Counsellor by appointment. We also have a Wellbeing Champion on the leadership of our Parent Association, FOSS, (Friends of Sunmarke School).