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LIFE IN SWANSEA
BOARDING / HOMESTAY
WELFARE & SUPPORT
EXTRA-CURRICULAR

Always available for advice and support

Swansea College prides itself on providing excellent pastoral care and support. Home will always remain the most important place in children’s lives and their parents/guardians the most important people. We work together with parents/guardians and keep in regular contact with them to ensure students have the opportunity to flourish.

Our Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Officer is always available to you for advice and support. If you need to talk about anything at all, the Officer will be there as a listening ear, and ready to give you good advice and to help you, should you need it. You can always email your tutor or our Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Officer or speak to them when you are in the college next.

Our PSHE programme covers; health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. Our PSHE programme equips students with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing.

We firmly believe that happy, settled students make the best academic progress, and we aim to create a safe, friendly, supportive environment in which you can relax, enjoy and, of course, study hard.

Social Media

The use of social media will inevitably increase during this time and, while this can be
a positive thing, it’s important to be safe and to keep your mental health in check

Our advice to students:

  • Know who you are speaking to online – if something doesn’t feel right, tell someone
  • Don’t be afraid of coming forward and speaking to your parents, carer, guardian, teacher or any other trusted adult
  • If you are being bullied online or someone is speaking to you inappropriately, know the police are there to support you as well – you will not be in trouble

Our advice to parents:

  • Trust your instincts – you know your child better than anyone
  • Has your child suddenly become very secretive?
  • Are they sad and withdrawn but won’t say why?
  • Do they seem distracted?
  • Do they have sudden mood swings?
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