As part of the planning process to re-open to all pupils we have conducted a thorough Risk Assessment which identifies potential risks and the measures we are putting in place to mitigate them. This is regularly updated.
In order to accommodate all children arriving and leaving in as safe a way as possible, we have introduced staggered start and finish times for all year groups – this will not reduce the amount of learning time children have at school.
There will be three entrances and exits which parents/carers and children can use:
The main front entrance on Cranmer Road
The temporary ‘library’ entrance on Cranmer Road
The side entrance on Godwin Road
Year 3: 8:55 am - 3:20 pm
Year 4: 9:10 am - 3:35 pm
Year 5: 8:55 am - 3:20 pm
Year 6: 9:10 am - 3:35 pm
In order to assist us with maintaining social distancing, please arrive at the school site no more than 10 minutes before your child’s published start time. Unless you are exempt, we are asking parents and carers to wear a face mask when dropping off and collecting children. Please also observe social distancing when you are collecting your child from their class teacher. These measures are intended to help keep everyone in our school community as safe as possible and we thank you for your support with this.
If your child's learning 'bubble' has to close due to a confirmed positive case of Coronavirus, teachers will be setting work online using Google Classroom. Please click here for information about how to access this learning.
If your child is self-isolating because either they or some-one in your household is displaying symptoms of Coronavirus or has had a positive test result they can access learning via Google Classroom. Additionally, they can use some of the excellent online resources we have identified. Please click here for more information.
Godwin Junior School is a successful four-form entry junior school in Forest Gate, Newham. We serve a vibrant and diverse community, where excellent relationships promote an inclusive, warm and secure environment in which children feel safe and valued. We are proud of our strong links with our neighbouring infant, primary and secondary schools and are part of a close-knit and supportive local soft federation of schools, the Newham North Learning Partnership.
Central to the ethos and vision of our school is the belief that every child can achieve well and that it is our purpose to prepare our children for lifelong success. Our staff are committed to ensuring that every child has access to the best possible standard of education in order to ensure excellent learning outcomes across the curriculum. As members of the Whole Education network, we are committed to developing the whole child - not just achieving strong academic results, but also helping our pupils to explore and develop their artistic, drama, musical, debating and sporting talents. Children in Years 3 and 4 learn to play the ukulele during lessons delivered by a trained music teacher and our school choir performs at a number of events. Our UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools status demonstrates our commitment to global citizenship in the school’s ethos, curriculum and after-school clubs and the fact that our pupils are aware of the rights to which all children are entitled. Our Philosophy for Children sessions and emphasis on developing 'Learning Powers' are further examples of our aim to encourage our children to be critical thinkers who truly believe, "I never lose. I either win or learn." (Nelson Mandela)
Our children are well-motivated and enjoy actively participating in their learning. They are keen to take part in after-school clubs such as drama, fencing, art, Change Makers, football, gymnastics, chess, debating, choir, reading, Mathletics and French.
We very much look forward to meeting you at our school in the near future.