'Wellbeing in boarding schools'

Posted on 16th April 2015

From informing students about sleep to ensuring living spaces are comfortable, housemistress Jenni Brittain shares the ways she cares for her charges.

The Guardian, 15 April 2015.

As a housemistress in a boarding school, a huge part of my job is making sure students are cared for when they’re away from their families. I often find myself warning students to wear more clothes or get to bed on time. I am there to talk through everything from exam pressure to cyberbullying, as well as the issues that arise when young people live in such close proximity – it’s a 24/7 job.

I’ve outlined six areas of wellbeing that I’ve learned along the way. Although I work with 13- to 18-year-olds, there are some ideas for all ages of boarding students. Read full article.