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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 other local infant, primary and secondary schools through our partnership in Newham Learning and are part of a close-knit and supportive 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 single child has access to the best possible standard of education in order to ensure excellent learning outcomes across the curriculum. Our professional learning for staff, through organisations such as Education 4 Change, provides opportunities for us to reflect on how we can ensure high expectations of all of our pupils and equip them to overcome real and perceived barriers. 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. Our Gold 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. Our active School Council provides a real opportunity for pupils to have meaningful input into numerous aspects of school life. Godwin children are also keen to take part in after-school clubs such as chess, choir, fencing, cookery, archery, art, computer coding, cricket, Lego construction, dodgeball, Environment Club, football, gymnastics, News Club, chess, debating, basketball, Mathletics, film club and street dance.
We very much look forward to meeting you in the near future so that you can see what a great experience it is to be a pupil at our school.