Student Well-Being Vision Statement
TGJA decided to apply for the Well-being Award for Schools. This award focuses on the long-term well-being culture of the whole school and it ensures that mental health and well-being sit at the heart of our school life.
Click the following link to see guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:
School Time Capsule
At the end of the academic year 2020-2021, The Godolphin Junior Academy entered into the ‘School Time Capsule’, a project led by BAFTA Kids, children’s mental health charity Place2Be and Oak National Academy. The ‘School Time Capsule’ invited pupils to use art, photography, writing or other media to portray how the pandemic affected them.
Three of our pupil’s entries, alongside those from other schools all over England, Scotland and Wales, have their memories of life during the coronavirus pandemic preserved in BAFTA’s prestigious headquarters. The pupils’ reflections on this important moment in history will be shared with future generations when the capsule is opened in 2047, marking BAFTA’s 100 year anniversary.
A short film featuring pupils’ work can be viewed below. We hope you enjoy the video.
We have a wealth of initiatives and experiences to make sure our pupils feel happy and supported at school. This ranges from tailored pastoral interventions, having mental first aiders to talk to, clubs, trips, celebrations and even a weekly session on mindfulness. We pride ourselves on ensuring our pupils are nurtured, supported and guided in whatever way necessary to unlock their potential and feel confident in their learning.
You can read about several of our pupil well-being approaches below.
Children's Mental Health Week 2021
Parenting Smart Website
Kooth - parent/carer guidance
This guidance was designed by Kooth, which is a free and safe well-being service. They have put together this useful guide for parents and carers to help recognise when a child or young person is struggling with a mental illness.
The guidance is developed by Kooth's clinical team and will help parents and carers better understand and be aware of the warning signs of mental illness as well as signposting to organisations that can provide support. There are also tips on how to best support your child's mental and emotional health, and advice for starting a conversation with them about mental health.
Family Screen Time Information
To promote a better relationship with our screens and devices, the Safeguarding Hub has released a Family Activity Pack. This is based on the very latest research and is full of fun and exciting ways to promote healthy screen time habits - for the whole family!
It encourages a healthy balance between online and the real world. Please click below to view the pack.
Here are two short videos too: