emotional environment

We consider the emotional environment to be the general atmosphere that an individual derives from the physical environment and the people who occupy the space. Great Learning is fostered when individuals experience trust, a sense of belonging and feel that they are part of a warm and welcoming surroundings.  At Danube, we aim to ensure all students feel valued, cared for and supported as they develop from small children to young adults. We believe students should feel safe, show and experience respect, receive and use praise, practise leadership and celebrate diversity. Our emotional environment is supported through our Student Wellbeing Strategy as well as our Personal and Social Education programme.

 

In contrast, environments where individuals feel anxious, isolated and dejected pose a risk to Great Learning. For example, a cold and unrepresentative entrance to a school does not support a sense of belonging and is neither warm nor welcoming

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

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