May 10

Head's blog - May (1) 2023

At this busy and pressurised time of exams in particular, an important part of wellbeing is helping our students to develop tools to regulate their own emotions. Our girls all lead very different lives, but one thing which is certain is that they will all have to deal with stress throughout different periods of their lives. Stress is a normal response to a different or challenging situation and people react in different ways. It is important for our young people to recognise this and accept that it is normal. Of course, for some of them, there will be periods - acute or long-term - when it is overwhelming. We are fortunate in having a fantastic Pastoral Team at our Junior and Senior Schools and they are always there to support our girls.  

This ability to self-regulate their emotions is so important to instil in our students. Whilst this is no small task, it will become more manageable over the years and having open conversations and the resilience to tackle it head on will hopefully help our students to deal with it more easily. Tooled Up Education have some great research papers on stress and I came across some resources which I thought might be useful to families – please do login and have a read.  

This area of self-regulating emotions and managing wellbeing is a key focus for us over the next few years, as I recognise it can be fundamental to girls flourishing both academically and in life in general. I am looking forward to working more closely with our Wellbeing Team to support your girls at school and in preparation for the future. 

Best wishes, 


Mrs Natalie Argile 

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