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Safeguarding is EVERYONE's responsibility if you have any worries about the welfare or wellbeing of a child please contact: iArt on 0300 1237047 or NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or email

Please follow this link for Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

Our school rules are READY, RESPECTFUL and SAFE.  The SAFE element is taught through many different aspects of school-life. These include: P4C, Assemblies, SMSC, Online Safety, PSHCE and Relationships and Sex Education and My Happy Mind. We also focus on staying safe in the practical sense through safe movement throughout school and safe play in the playground.

We also have a zero tolerance policy on bullying in order to keep all children safe. We have a bullying investigation procedure that is followed if a concern is made that includes a robust follow-up system. 

We work closely with a range of partners to ensure our children are taught what safe and good relationships are, how to stay safe and what to do when they don't feel safe.

The most important relationship is our relationship with our children and their parents. We are open and honest and non-judgemental and always have a trauma-informed approach at the centre of everything we do.

J H Godwin Approach to Supporting Strong Mental Health in our Community

(See our Mental Health Policy below)

At J H Godwin we have a three-tiered approach to mental health for our whole community:

Tier 1:

Our quality first approach to mental health involves our daily, weekly, termly teaching. This includes My Happy Mind- teaching the neuro-science behind simple brain functioning and developing healthy mental habits for life, Online Safety, P4C and Relationships Education. Weekly assemblies and informal conversations, cohort specific to manage and teach when day-to-day situations occur.

See our contributions to the My Happy Mind Magazine: here

Tier 2:

Small group interventions which may be led by teaching assistants or our learning mentor with Mental Health First Aid training or ELSA. Referral to The Mental Health Support Team as a group or individual for intervention, Parenting support group focusing on sleep or routines or dealing with anxiety for example.

Tier 3:

Specialist services trained in counselling or psychotherapy for a long period of work with no time boundaries limiting therapy. To facilitate this level of support, we have an Art Therapist, Play Therapist and Counsellors (Platform for Life). Counsellors are able to work with both individuals within a family setting or the family unit to provide support and bring about long-lasting change and stronger mental health.

We have a Family Wellbeing Lead who is experienced at supporting families through a Team Around the Family approach to reducing barriers. If you would like to know more about this, please contact Mrs Wignall on 01244 256 999.

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Contact the School

J H Godwin Primary School

Melbourne Road
Headteacher: Mrs L Cartledge

Main Contact: If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please ring and speak to Mrs S Jefferson or Mrs K Bickerton in the office

Tel: 01244 259 666

SEN Contact: Mrs E Cornish SENDCO - via

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