JFS is committed to whole school approach to wellbeing for students, staff and parents; encouraging a wellbeing culture and awareness that is weaved throughout the fabric of the school. Our intention is to prioritise the wellbeing by providing safe spaces for our students and staff to be seen and heard, such as the Wellbeing Suite, Inclusion Room and Health Hut .
We support our students to build their resilience and self-regulation through teaching them the tools they can apply to raise their own wellbeing and happiness; resulting in flourishing young people. We have a comprehensive programme that is delivered in each Year Group to support this. We support students to develop a strong sense of positive wellbeing. We want to ensure students know who to turn to when in need of support, this could be anything from having a tough day, going through a crisis or feeling that you are not able to cope. In addition we are committed to teaching and imparting tools and ways that empower our young people, to support themselves and their wellbeing.
Meet the Wellbeing Team:
Rabbi Howard Cohen
Deputy Headteacher – Wellbeing
Mr Raynn Bruce
Designated Safeguarding Lead and Responsible for Wellbeing
Mrs Gail Roston
Mrs Nicki Cohen
Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner
Mrs Dana Kahn
Ms Anita Parmar
Miss Marcia Jones
Please also note that each Year group has a dedicated Pastoral Team including Heads of Year, Assistant Heads of Year, Pastoral Support Officers (non-teaching) and a dedicated team of Form Tutors.
There is also a fantastic team of Sixth Form and Year 10 buddies as well as peer mentors.
For further information on our wellbeing provision please refer to the attachments below.
A word from Nicki our Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner:
I’m Nicki and I joined JFS in September 2018, working for a year in the Year 7 team as the Pastoral Support Officer. This year I am excited to take on the challenge of Wellbeing Practitioner, promoting positive wellbeing around JFS and encouraging resilience, confidence and independence. A qualified counsellor with a background in youth work and in politics, I will be running small groups across all year groups covering a range of issues including friendships, anxiety, organisational skills, exam stress, self-esteem and personal development.
Please follow our Instagram account @jfs_wellbeing where we will be sharing thought provoking / inspirational memes and quotes related to wellbeing.
What is Wellbeing?
Wellbeing is the state of being comfortable, healthy and happy. Wellbeing includes our body, mind, and spirit.
How I support:
Consult on a whole school approach to wellbeing: Culture, curriculum and calendar of wellbeing awareness events
Positive Interventions with students and teachers
Teaching positive psychology and wellbeing through interactive and experiential lessons and workshops
Training up students and teachers with wellbeing tools
Supporting teachers with positive classroom management and form time activities
Being a safe space for students to seeks support
Meditation using Non Violent Communication (NVC)
What I am bringing acts as more of a prevention to mental health. The programs I will provide increases many areas of emotional wellbeing.
Topics and Areas Covered in Wellbeing:
An introduction to Positive Psychology and the road map to wellbeing the PERMA model (Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment)
Positive approach to exams
Exam stress reduction
Self Esteem and confidence building
Kindness and compassion
Creating a Routine