10th February 2021 — A survey conducted by Repton School’s pastoral team to gain an insight into pupils’ wellbeing during remote learning has produced very positive results that demonstrate the resilience of Reptonians and an exceptional level of dedication from staff.
Out of 461 pupils who completed the survey, 97% believe that Repton is doing a good job of remote education, with 70% of respondents saying that they are enjoying remote education. Pupils reported that talking to their friends from Repton and exercise are amongst the most common ways of managing their wellbeing, with 95% of respondents keeping regular contact with their friends.
When asked about their happiness, 96% of pupils reported they either have no concerns or are not unduly worried and feel as though their happiness is as good as it can be given the circumstances. 93% of respondents feel well supported by their Houseparent and 94% feel well supported by their form tutor.
Deputy Head Pastoral, Mr Tom Naylor commented: “Closely monitoring pupil wellbeing is paramount in such difficult times. We are delighted that pupils feel well supported and levels of anxiety are low, but not surprised as Housemasters and Housemistresses, the pastoral team, tutors, coaches as well as subject teachers have been in close communication with all Reptonians throughout lockdown.
We know that for some pupils being apart from their friends, the wider Repton community and the purposeful Repton environment is particularly difficult and we have tailored measures of support in place for each of them."