As you are aware, all schools in England closed on Monday 4th January 2021.
Godwin Junior School is currently only open to the children of critical workers and vulnerable children.
If you are a critical worker and require a school place for your child please email as soon as possible and we will contact you to make arrangements.
We have contacted the parents/carers of all vulnerable children.
As part of the planning process to re-open to the children of critical workers and vulnerable children we have revised our thorough Risk Assessment. This identifies potential risks and the measures we are putting in place to mitigate them. This is regularly updated.
It is estimated that three children in every primary class have a mental health problem and many more will struggle with a particular issue such as bullying or bereavement. In addition, we are all acutely aware of the potential impact of isolation due to school closure on children's mental wellbeing. Please do talk to your child about how they are feeling and let them know that they are not alone. It can sometimes be hard to begin a conversation around mental health but it will be worth it.
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.