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Pastoral Tips (during lockdown)

Deputy Head Patoral, Jenny Price, has put together a list of helpful references to information aimed at providing support to children and parents during this challenging time.

You will find below some ideas, websites, resources and suggestions as to how we might navigate these uncharted times. Remember at Godolphin, your support network is still here and we will always respond to you as soon as we can.

We hope you find these links helpful. Take care and stay in touch.

  • All member schools which have adopted the BSA Covid-Safe Charter confirm that they will comply with all government rules and guidance and will meet the following requirements when boarding reopens. Find the Charter here.
  • Following on from Mental Health Awareness Week, Mental Health Foundation remind us that kindness matters not just today but every day of the year so please do keep their Kindness Matters Guide for tips and ideas on acts of kindness, for yourself, friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.
  • Webinars for students and staff in colleges from Charlie Waller Memorial Trust -
    'We have produced a series of short webinars for colleges, all presented by our experienced mental health trainers. Within these sessions our trainers share information and explore strategies for maintaining positive mental health, paying attention to our own wellbeing and supporting those around us. We hope you will find them useful and engaging.' Watch the webinars here.
  • Follow the link to the Godolphin Contact Chart to help guide you to the right member of staff if you need support
  • Coping in Quarantine "Living with anxiety or OCD in these conditions can be terrifying, and having spent years obsessing over germs, diseases and viruses, I have come to terms with how to deal with my obsessions, and the compulsions that follow them. Upper Sixth Student, Isabella Butterworth shares her top tips for those suffering with anxiety about COVID-19.
  • Action for Happiness, Active Coping Calendar
  • James Shone is offering free online one to one mentoring support 'I am conscious that for many of us we have been forced in to a space that we have never been in before and to that end I would love to support families (adults, teenagers or younger children) with free mentoring sessions which I’ll now be conducting online. If you know of anyone who is needing support please do share this email.'

Book an appointment or contact James with any questions by emailing

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