At the heart of
Godolphin's curriculum is being able to treat each other with respect
and good manners. This is taught through R Time each week and is
embedded throughout the whole school. Our ethos is built upon our three
care for everyone and everything
We show respect and good manners at all times
We follow instructions with thought and care
a weekly session of R Time we carefully provide children with
opportunities to work with every single child in their class, to share,
to practice using manners and to respect each other's differences and
individuality. Through the teaching of R Time we teach children how to
resolve their disagreements and to politely and confidently express
their views. These skills transfer across our wider curriculum and
prepare our children for the future, to be responsible, respectful
citizens who contribute positively to society.
Our Head Pupils recently met with our Academy Council and our Head Girl
spoke with absolute conviction and said:
Time has enabled me to work with lots of different children, including
children I wouldn't normally work with or didn't know. Now when I walk
down the corridors I say 'Good Morning' to everyone I meet because I
have the confidence to do that now, I know that it's ok.'
At Godolphin Junior Academy we ensure that our curriculum promotes the
British Values of:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
promote democracy by electing a School Council and Head Boy and Head
Girl. We also recruit Young Leaders through an application and
interview process. These initiatives promote and teach about democracy
and the electoral process. Our School Council gather thoughts and
feedback from their class each week and report it back in their
meetings. They use their initiative and make decisions on what they
judge to be best for our school. School Council also provide an agenda
item each week for the school's senior leaders. This is because we
truly believe in democracy and ensure that our School Council have a
meaningful contribution to school improvement.
Young Leaders are easily identifiable as they wear bright yellow
jumpers so that pupils can recognise them instantly. Young Leaders act
as role models and have a duty to help and guide their fellow pupils.
This includes helping children to solve disagreements, leading
activities on the playground, supporting pupils with their learning and
offering friendships to others.
Further to this our Head Pupils
have met with our Academy Council and the Board of Directors to
represent Godolphin and communicate our school priorities with them.
All children are taught about the principle of democracy through our
curriculum and assemblies.
The rule of law
pupils at Godolphin Junior Academy know and understand our three
diamond rules for behaviour. Pupils enjoy receiving Dojo points,
filling bouncy ball jars and earning rewards in return for promoting
the three rules and demonstrating excellent behaviour. Our expectations
for pupil behaviour is clearly stated in our behaviour policy.
our curriculum, assemblies and Jigsaw PSHE programme we also teach
children to have a strong sense of morality and to know the difference
between right and wrong.
respect is promoted in every area of our curriculum and is one of our
diamond rules. We especially promote and teach this during our PSHE
lesson. At Godolphin Junior Academy, we follow the Jigsaw Scheme for
PSHE. These sessions begin with a 'calm me' introduction and every
pupil is reminded about the importance of respecting each other's
thoughts and contributions. During our Jigsaw sessions, pupils have
thought-provoking discussions and opportunities for personal reflection
which are all treated and received with absolute tolerance and respect.
Tolerance of different
faiths and beliefs
Junior Academy is a diverse school. We actively promote diversity
through our celebration of different faiths and cultures. This is
achieved through equipping students with the ability to understand
their place in a culturally diverse society. Students are actively
encouraged to share their faiths and beliefs within school and
celebrate festivities throughout the calendar year. The RE curriculum
provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions
and cultures. Every year group visits a place of worship each year.
at Godolphin Junior Academy contribute positively to life in modern
Britain through hosting community events such as Lark in the Park or
organising our annual afternoon with senior citizens. We are also
hugely dedicated to raising money for charity and have an active group
of pupil promoters called 'Charity Champions.' The Charity Champons
have hosted many events that have fund raised for a range of charities
including NSPCC, Macmillan, Action Aid, Save the Children and our local
Godolphin Junior Academy are dedicated to ensuring
that our pupils leave with the strongest foundation of values upon
which to build a life-long successful contribution to our society.