With so many pressures on everyone, I attended a Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning conference with the focus on mental health for all. It was extremely interesting and stressed the importance of all of taking responsibility of supporting others. Our top priority should be to help others to be “Wholly content, positive and optimistic”. This is very much something that we aim to do at Clearwell, it is challenging but we still keep trying as it is so important, more important than SATS results, and we spend a significant amount of time educating children how to be good friends, as well as to engage with someone that they can talk to and more importantly to be able to listen to each other. Please help us to support your children by reinforcing how we can help ourselves and others. Building a connection with people and listening to their concerns helps, we cannot solve all of their problems but we can learn to empathise. We will continue to do this in school using physical activities, a range of lessons and skills building
Governor’s Annual Garden Party
With our Governors Annual Garden Party approaching quickly, we have had our first donation day for the raffle. Thank you very much for these donations.
Having spoken to the children, they wanted to have more rewards for those children who always do what they have been asked to do, without any fuss. So, after collating their ideas and a discussion at our staff meeting it has been decided that for the children who have 100% green dojos each week, they will get 15 minutes of Golden Time on a Friday afternoon. The children who have been in receipt of a red dojo that week will sit with me and we will do different pastoral activities. These will vary dependent on the individual needs of the children with me. For those children who get Golden time every week in a half term, they will get an extended Golden Time.
Children who get over 20 dojos will still get a pink pink which goes towards their badge. The purpose of this is to encourage all children to have appropriate learning behaviour which makes school a better place to learn for everyone.