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 Shirah Herman
Ms Nikki Levitan
Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner
Ms 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 Nikki our Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner:
I wanted to introduce myself , I am Nikki Levitan the wellbeing practitioner at JFS. I am professional coach and have been working for the last few years teaching wellbeing and positive psychology in schools supporting both students and teachers.
I believe that wellbeing needs to be at heart of education, where we create a culture of flourishing students as well as teachers, staff and parents.
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