We help others to feel part of a group

Next week, our ethos theme is: ‘We help others to feel part of a group.’ This is a particularly well-timed ethos theme given our current raft of residential trips. Although many of our children demonstrate great resilience and independence at home and at school, some children do find unusual situations, particularly being away from home and family, challenging to manage. By encouraging the children to work together in groups, we create a sense of belonging and solidarity whilst enjoying shared experiences which help to build up children’s resilience and their belief that they can enjoy independent success. Introvert or extrovert, adventurous or cautious, confident or reserved; every child has a range of skills or qualities which they can bring to a group dynamic and it is important that everyone’s contributions are welcomed, valued and respected.